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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?

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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Will taking L Tyrosine and 5 HTP together eliminate the chances of serotonin syndrome, dopamine/serotonin deficiency and be safe to use?

Will taking L Tyrosine and 5 HTP together eliminate the chances of serotonin syndrome, dopamine/serotonin deficiency and be safe to use?

Probably not: Hi
Those are not known to be effective treatments of serotonin syndrome. Prevention of serotonin syndrome is unstudied in medical literature so it is impossible to say whether taking those supplements will help. However, I would say that I'm very skeptical that this will help. Please be careful ...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"? Thank You

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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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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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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Do the supplements 5-HTP and L-TYROSINE affect the birth control pill? I am on levlen (ethinyl estradiol and levonorgestrel) 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 (ethinyl estradiol and levonorgestrel) 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

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Is 5 htp or l-tyrosine effective for depression and anxiety?

Probably not: This has been studied, and 5-htp, the precursor for serotonin, is sold in healthfood stores for this purpose. The idea is to flood the body and brain with precursor to increase serotonin (or with tyrosine, norepinephrine), having the same effect as getting an antidepressant. Problem is, you flood the whole body, not just specific parts of the brain, so lots of se not much specific benefits. ...Read more

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Did research on supplements n came across L Tyrosine and 5 HTP combination for boosting mood. Will a combination of these have focusing effects?

Did research on supplements n came across L Tyrosine and 5 HTP combination for boosting mood. Will a combination of these have focusing effects?

Supplements: Supplements are not regulated for dosage or purity. You may or may not be getting what is labeled. So these may or may not raise your neurotransmitters that are involved with depression.
Thats why they are supplements and not medications.
When you speak about focus as an adult I think more about hyperactivity or ADD. The supplements you describe would not help that. ...Read more

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Is it safe to take 50 mg of 5HTP and 500 mg L tyrosine everyday? Will L Tyrosine Balance out 5 HTP to where 5 HTP doesn't cause serotonin syndrome?

Is it safe to take 50 mg of 5HTP and 500 mg L tyrosine everyday? Will L Tyrosine Balance out 5 HTP to where 5 HTP doesn't cause serotonin syndrome?

Waste of money: You will derive no benefit other than placebo. Same result is taken separately or together. Somebody pretending medical knowledge has sold you snake oil. ...Read more

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I am taking L-tyrosine during the day and 5-HTP at night. Are these two supplements addictive? Or any serious side effects? Thank You Very Much!!!

I am taking L-tyrosine during the day and 5-HTP at night. Are these two supplements addictive? Or any serious side effects? Thank You Very Much!!!

No, they are not: Addictive. They are both related to amino acids, components of protein, and are not drugs per se. If you take a very high dose, you could get something called "serotonin syndrome", but not if you are taking a standard dose. ...Read more

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Prescribed Vicodin 5/500 for once monthly menstrual use. Taking l-tyrosine and 5-htp daily- safe to take at same time as 1 Vicodin? Pharmacy unsure.

Prescribed Vicodin 5/500 for once monthly menstrual use. Taking l-tyrosine and 5-htp daily- safe to take at same time as 1 Vicodin? Pharmacy unsure.

Vicodin?!: Vicodin is a powerful Narcotic--and very addicting. Its used for pain after major surgery like a hysterectomy or open heart surgery. Personally, I would never prescribe it for menstrual pain because you are almost certain to become addicted to it. If your pain is so bad that you need Vicodin, you need a 2nd opinion. Its probably safe to take with l-tyrosine and 5-htp. ...Read more

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Is it safe to take coleus forskohlii 250 mg and l-tyrosine 500 mg together?

No: You are trying to change your body with material that can not do it. It can cause more long term harm than good. ...Read more

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Is it safe to take l-tyrosine and ritalin (methylphenidate) together?

L-tyrosine: No, because we don't know the long term effects if tyrosine on your body and what effect the combination may have. ...Read more

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Is it safe to take n-acetyl l-tyrosine and the supplement l-dopa (mucuna) together to support and boost dopamine production?

Is it safe to take n-acetyl l-tyrosine and the supplement l-dopa (mucuna) together to support and boost dopamine production?

Yes: Yes, it is perfectly safe to take n-acetyl-l-tyrosine and l-dopa together. Adequate sleep, exercise and a healthy diet can also increase Dopamine production. See http://www. Wikihow. Com/increase-dopamine and http://www. Peaktestosterone. Com/natural_dopamine_increasers. Aspx for more info. ...Read more

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Can you od on l. Tyrosine?

Can you od on l. Tyrosine?

Yes but rare: L- tyrosine is an amino acid (building blocks of protein), that is not considered essential because the body can make it from other Amino Acids like phenylalanine. It is part of the production chain of many neurotransmiter (substances that transmit the message from nerve cell) and also important in the production of melanin which gives us our. Od rarely reported but should not be taken in large am. ...Read more

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Can l tyrosine cause prolactin levels to increase?

Can l tyrosine cause prolactin levels to increase?

Should not: If it has any effect at all, tyrosine should decrease prolactin. It is the immediate precursor for dopamine, which is released from the hypothalamus onto the pituitary and, among other things, affects prolacting release; however, the effect of increased Dopamine would be to decrease prolactin. Drugs that block Dopamine receptors (antipsychotics) can cause marked increases in prolactin levels. ...Read more

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Can l-tyrosine help add?

Somewhat: Swedish medical center found some benefit for add with tyrosine, but the benefits lasted only a couple weeks. Also advised using acetyl-l-tyrosine instead of l-tyrosine due to fewer negative side effects & lower dose used. Discuss any supplements with fp before taking them to make sure there are no serious drug interactions with your other meds. ...Read more

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Is l-tyrosine safe to take for young adults?

Not Necessarily: Outside of ordinary amounts in diet, supplements of this Amino Acid may be dangerous regarding blood pressure, haert and neurological health. Never proven to help anything. ...Read more

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Is n-acetyl l-tyrosine the same as l-tyrosine?

Yes: Same thing; just a more detailed chemical description of the molecule. Tyrosine is one of the amino acids, which are the building blocks of protein. ...Read more

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How long will it take to effects of l-tyrosine?

How long will it take to effects of l-tyrosine?

Unknown: Assuming it has any effect on adhd, which is not established, it could take weeks or months to have any notable effect, since you are trying to build up brain supplies in the right areas high enough to overcome a presumed deficit in Dopamine or norepinephrine. My professional opinion is that it is highly unlikely one would get a marked effect, ever. ...Read more