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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 ok to take L-arginine with l tyrosine?

Is it ok to take L-arginine with l tyrosine?

Yes: They are both amino acids that your body can utilize. ...Read more

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Is taking L-arginine with l tyrosine supplement good for Ed due to performance anxiety?

Is taking L-arginine with l tyrosine supplement good for Ed due to performance anxiety?

No way to tell: Unfortunately, dietary supplements are regulated as foods (as opposed to drugs). As such, they are not required to undergo the same testing (or prove their claims to be true). Also, since no third party testing of their product is required - the ingredients listed don't even have to match what is in the bottle. Wish I had a better answer. .. Good luck! ...Read more

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Can l-tyrosine help with armour thyroid?

Can l-tyrosine help with armour thyroid?

No: There is no evidence that l-tyrosine is of any benefit or harm to people with thyroid disease or taking thyroid hormone. ...Read more

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Hi docs, would the l-tyrosine and other ingredients heal my thyroid?

Hi docs, would the l-tyrosine and other ingredients heal my thyroid?

No: No. Sorry. L-tyrosine, the amino acid the thyroid clans uses to make thyroid hormone, is not in limiting supply. If your thyroid needs "healing", I'm guessing you mean you're hypothyroid. No treatment we have in medicine will heal hypothyroidism. We treat hypothyroidism with thyroid hormone replacement...cheap, easy, & perfect!
To your health! ...Read more

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How much l tyrosine should I take for thyroid safely a day?

How much l tyrosine should I take for thyroid safely a day?

No need for extra: The treatment for hypothyroidism is replacement of thyroid hormone; there is no reason to take other supplements such as tyrosine the hypothyroidism is treated appropriately. ...Read more

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With hypothyroidism, does l-tyrosine raise or lower thyroid levels if your at a stable level? (on synthroid) I want to use it for mood support. Thanks

With hypothyroidism, does l-tyrosine raise or lower thyroid levels if your at a stable level? (on synthroid) I want to use it for mood support. Thanks

L-tyrosine: It should not harm you but before you take it please contact your thyroid doctor.

Regarding mood - if the doctor says no do not take it.

In that case, if you still have mood issues a consult with a psychologist would be helpful. ...Read more

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If I have depression and I have no thyroid problems, I can take the amino acid L-tyrosine to burn fat and have a better mood?

Its in your food: L-tyrosine is already in much of the food you eat. Watch out for sensational promises by charming supplement salespeople and companies. ...Read more

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Does l-tyrosine help with hypothyroidism?

Yes, if deficient: Our bodies produce thyroid hormone by combining tyrosine with iodine. Thus, if one is deficient in tyrosine it might cause hypothyroidism. Our body synthesizes tyrosine from phenylalanine, so that deficiency (which is not unusual) can also cause hypothyroidism. If low in tyrosine then supplementing should help: http://ezinearticles. Com/? The-importance-of-l-tyrosine-in-thyroid-function;id=4717866. ...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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L arginine can make me grow taller?

L arginine can make me grow taller?

Doubt it: At a listed age of 19, your growth centers are likely closed and no further linear growth would be expected. An x-ray of your wrist and hand could be reviewed for open growth centers, but if they show closure you are finished growing taller. If open, a balanced diet, proper rest and regular exercise will support proper growth. Diet supplements or hormone injections only help those with deficiency ...Read more

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Can L-arginine cause erectile disfunction?

Can L-arginine cause erectile disfunction?

L arginine: L-arginine has been studied along with pycnogenol in men with erectile dysfunction, and found to help a significant percentage of them have normal erections. Www. Ncbi. Nlm. Nih. Gov/pubmed/12851125. ...Read more

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Can using L-arginine make you grow taller?

L arginine: Not recommended because we don't know the long term effects of l arginine. ...Read more

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Why should children and teenagers not use l-arginine?

Why should children and teenagers not use l-arginine?

Safety, unclear need: L-arginine is a dietary supplement. It is made by the body, but is used as a supplement in various adult disorders. No specific indications have been identified in chidlren and adolescents, and it is a substance that, in overdose, can cause brain edema and even death. Oberdose is easier in children because of their smaller size. So, no clear value and possible risk: not a good combination. ...Read more

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What is l-arginine how effective is it and are there any side effects?

What is l-arginine how effective is it and are there any side effects?

Effective for cold: Sores by mouth, if taken early enough, and is an amino acid, so it's relatively safe to take. Seem to be a popular home remedy. However, if you are using for something else, then it may or may not be effective depending on the diagnosis. So, if it's in the groin area, it may not be as effective. Make sure your pcp can check your area of concern to diagnose it and treat it quickly. ...Read more

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Can I take L arginine and metropolol?

Can I take L arginine and metropolol?

You should never: Take medications without checking with your doctor. L-arginine can lower your blood pressure and so can metoprolol. Taken together they may result in a blood pressure that is dangerously low. ...Read more

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L tyrosine, has anyone ever used this for depression and how efective?

L tyrosine, has anyone ever used this for depression and how efective?

Not optimal: It is not a standard treatment and falls in the category of alternative medicine, which is not necessarily a bad thing, but not necessarily a good thing either. It can increase anxiety. If your depression is severe enough to affect your functioning (work, relationships. Etc.) or cause significant distress, see a mental health professional for an assessment and develop a meaningful treatment plan. ...Read more

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Is l-tyrosine safe during pregnancy?

Is l-tyrosine safe during pregnancy?

Yes: In recommended doses, it should be very safe to use during pregnancy. It is one of the Amino Acids normally found in proteins. ...Read more

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What's the safe dose for l-tyrosine in pregnancy?

Do not take!: No dose or studies as of now show safety in preganancy. Pts with pku have been studied but the results are sketchy! ...Read more

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How much l tyrosine should I take for hypothyroidism?

No need for extra: The treatment for hypothyroidism is replacement of thyroid hormone; there is no reason to take other supplements such as tyrosine the hypothyroidism is treated appropriately. ...Read more

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Can l tyrosine cause joint aches?

Can l tyrosine cause joint aches?

Possibly: Every nutritional supplement can lead to side effects. Side effects are variable by individual. As a geneticist, I have seen patients with a rare condition called tyrosonemia where they have excess tyrosine in their blood. In these patients, joint aches is not part of the syndrome. They tend to have more vomiting, diarrhea and generalized weakness. ...Read more

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Can l-tyrosine cause a blood pressure spike?

Can l-tyrosine cause a blood pressure spike?

Not usually: Studies in animals and humans suggest that tyrosine with reduce diastolic blood pressure, instead of increasing anything. ...Read more

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L - tyrosine is helpful with hyperthyroidism?

NO: Tyrosine is aminoacid precursor for synthesis of thyroid hormones : T4 & T3 (liothyronine).
2 molecules of Iodo tyrosine (Iodide + Tyrosine) = Diiodotyrosine. (DIT)

DIT + DIT = Thyroxine - T4
DIT + Mono Iodotyrosine (MIT) = T3 (liothyronine). ...Read more

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Can you drink alcohol while taking L-tyrosine?

Can you drink alcohol while taking L-tyrosine?

I do every thanksgiv: L tyrosine is a normal amino acid found in meat. There is no more interaction between it an alcohol than meat and alcohol. ...Read more

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Is it ok if I take l ARginine supplement if I have Hsv?

Is it ok if I take l ARginine supplement if I have Hsv?

What for?: Why are you taking arginine supplement? It is unlikely to be dong you any good. If you are eating a mixed diet you do not need to take the supplement. It you insist on taking it, it will not affect HSV. ...Read more

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L-arginine restoring penis sensitivity? Is it worth buying???

L-arginine restoring penis sensitivity? Is it worth buying???

No sensation effect: L-arginine relaxes blood vessels & thus might increase blood flow to the penis & thus might help with or enhance erectile function but no reason why it would "restore" penile sensitivity. Also, please note that L-arginine is frequently combined with other compounds which might be why some men report improved erections. A healthy diet & exercise are best both for libido & sexual performance ...Read more

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Is it beneficial for bodybuilders to use l-arginine as supplement?

Is it beneficial for bodybuilders to use l-arginine as supplement?

Don't spend much $: Arginine is a naturally-occurring Amino Acid in all completely proteins; there's a popular claim that it releases growth hormone from the pituitary gland but whether this is really helpful isn't clear. A protein meal after a workout is a good idea for a bodybuilder, and creatine helps bulk, but most other supplements and advice are worth little. Train hard, stay trim, enjoy what you do! ...Read more

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Is it safe to take n-acetyl l-tyrosine while on prozac (fluoxetine)?

Is it safe to take n-acetyl l-tyrosine while on prozac (fluoxetine)?

Avoid: Not sure about how well n-acetyl-l-tyrosine is absorbed and metablized in the body. However, the base component, tyrosine is an Amino Acid that is in the precursor pathway for Dopamine production. Dopamine is an important neurotransmitter in certain parts of the brain. Prozac (fluoxetine) and ssris have been shown to impact Dopamine levels. So, I am not sure what effect they would have in combination. ...Read more

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I have heard that l-tyrosine is good for removing stress and depression?

I have heard that l-tyrosine is good for removing stress and depression?

Save your money.: There's a footnote about tyrosine and depression in a book by werbach, 1991, but what it says and what evidence is used is not online. There's no current evidence of well-controlled clinical trials that document any benefits from L-tyrosine. There are a lot of references that it helps on sites that sell supplements, but no traceable references. Until studies are available to be reviewed, forget it ...Read more

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I am taking l tyrosine and l glutamine supplement want to know is it safe?

I am taking l tyrosine and l glutamine supplement want to know is it safe?

Forget this garbage.: Unless advised to take extra amino acids by a professional doctor, for a genetic lack of them or for a proven deficiency, save your money & lower risk from chronic use. These are 2 amino acids, present in most protein. The last thing anybody in the US needs is any more protein! If you get adequate protein from food which happens, unless you are starving, extra protein only increases your risk. ...Read more

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Does taking L-Arginine before resistance training help release Growth Hormone or give any other benefit in general?

Does taking L-Arginine before resistance training help release Growth Hormone or give any other benefit in general?

See details.: Arginine has no influence on growth hormone And is associated with GI bloating and diarrhea. Deficiencies of arginine are rare. It may have cardiovascular benefits but supplements do not improve the benefits. ...Read more

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Thyroid (Definition)

The thyroid is an endocrine gland that sits in the lower part of the neck. It produces thyroid hormone - which ...Read more