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Doctor insights on: 5 Htp And L Tyrosine Together

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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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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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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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Im taking: acetyl-l-carnitine with alpha lipoic acid 400mg x2 day l-tyrosine 500mg day 5-htp 50-100mg day how do I balance this combo?

Im taking: acetyl-l-carnitine with alpha lipoic acid 400mg x2 day l-tyrosine 500mg day 5-htp 50-100mg day how do I balance this combo?

Balance what?: I'm not sure what you are trying to balance. You are taking supplements that have no true clinical studies that demonstrate any benefit. The vitamin/supplement industry is based on faith and placebo effect. You are best off eating a healthy diet and exercising to maintain a good "balance". ...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