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Is it okay to take 5-htp and l-tyrosine together?

Is it okay to take 5-htp and l-tyrosine together?

No: 5htp is an inhibitory neurotransmitter precursor, and l_tyrosine is a stimulatory neurotransmitter precursor. Taking them together will probably counteract any benefit that you are seeking from either one. ...Read more

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Dr. Lobelia Samavati
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Tyrosine (Definition)

Tyrosine is an amino acids. Thyrosine and other Amino Acids are joined together to make proteins. Most proteins have ...Read more


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Is it safe to use 5-htp and l-tyrosine together?

5-htp/L-tyrosine: 5-htp raises serotonin levels, while l-tyrosine elevates Dopamine & adrenaline levels. ...Read more

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Is 5-htp and l-tyrosine the same or different?

Is 5-htp and l-tyrosine the same or different?

Different: 5htp is a precursor of serotonin, an inhibitory neurotransmitter. L-tyrosine is a precursor of the dopaminergic neurotransmitters Epinephrine and norepinephrine, which are stimulatory neurotransmitters. Although both 5htp and l-tyrosine may act as anti-depressants, they act in completely different ways. 5htp is best taken at bedtime; l-tyrosine should be taken in the am or during the day. ...Read more

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Is 5-htp and l-tyrosine the same thing or different?

Different: These are Amino Acids that the body uises in ver specific ways. Unbalanced use of these Amino Acid have the ability to do far more harm than good. They really should only be managed by physicians who are fully aware of how to use them properly. ...Read more

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Will "5-HTP" and "L-Tyrosine" help and improve my medication "vyvanse"? Thank You

Will "5-HTP" and "L-Tyrosine" help and improve my medication "vyvanse"?
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Interesting question: There is no evidence that it would hurt. J Psychiatry Neurosci suggests: L-Tyrosine does not seem to enhance the release of catecholamines when neurons are firing at their basal rates, but it does when firing rates are increased by stress. The main effects of L-tyrosine that have been reported are acute effects in preventing a decline in cognitive function in response to physical stress. ...Read more

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I fainted twice during 2 min for a few sec. I take 5-htp and l-tyrosine. Could these be cause of fainting? I have mvp and discircul. Encephalopathy.

I fainted twice during 2 min for a few sec. I take 5-htp and l-tyrosine. Could these be cause of fainting? I have mvp and discircul. Encephalopathy.

Dysautonomia - MVP : If your doctors have not found any cause of the symptoms, you may have dysautonomia which is associated with mitral valve prolapse syndrome - neither are usually life threatening but both cause patients anxiety about their symptoms. Perhaps a cardiologist can help you. Read dr. Richard hoffman's book on mvp on amazon.Com. Increase fluid and salt intake, try magnesium supplements. ...Read more

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5 htp and l tyrosine stack for anxiety and depression?

5 htp and l tyrosine stack for anxiety and depression?

Beware long term use: No scientific evidence that these herbal supplements are useful against psychosocial stressors. In fact, a 2007 Canadian study warned against the effects of long term use. No shortcut here, so better to exercise, relaxation technique and prescription if necessary. ...Read more

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Do the supplements 5-HTP and L-TYROSINE affect the birth control pill? I am on levlen ED. I'm taking the supplements due to my anxiety and depression.

Do the supplements 5-HTP and L-TYROSINE affect the birth control pill? I am on levlen ED. I'm taking the supplements due to my anxiety and depression.

Ask your OB: I don't see these meds on the contraindication list for this combination pill, but I think the prescribing doctor should have explained what to avoid if you told them what medications you are currently taking. Just to make sure, ask the prescribing OB GYN if this is alright ...Read more