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L Tyrosine 500mg And 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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
No: In fact, kelp may make things even worse unless you have a documented iodine deficiency. Overdoing kelp may cause hypothyroidism also. Hypothyroidism can only be treated by replacing the hormone which is no longer made by the thryoid gland. Levothyroxine daily is the standard of care for patients with hypothyroidism. ...Read more
Dx hypothyroidism on 100 altroxin daily. Starting gym and want to use a supplient containing N-ACETYL-TYROSINE. Will this be okay on my med?
Yes: There should be no issues.Get a more detailed answer ›
Just started taking l-tyrosine 500mg every three days. Is it effective in fighting against depression?
Probably not: Tyrosine is a naturally occuring Amino Acid and a precursor for several brain chemicals including dopamine, norepinephrine, and epinephrine. However, pushing the dose of tyrosine mostly affects the body, not the brain, and no convincing studies suggest it has a major benefit for depression. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Maybe: A few studies have shown that if you are under significant stress it may help alertness. Otherwise no. It is not an essential amino acid. Your body can make it from another amino acid, so unlikely you are deficient in it. Hope this was helpful. Thanks for using Healthtap. Dr R ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
How much time does it take L-Tyrosine to begin to have an effect taking it everyday? Does it takes a while like an antidepressant?
Depends: It needs to be absorbed. It needs to be converted by Tyrosine Hydorxylase to L-Dopa. If you have iron deficiency the enzyme Tyrosine Hydroxylase may not work (iron is a co-factor for this enzyme) This is how Iron deficiency leads to Restless Leg Syndrome (Its called Ekbom Syndrome if due to iron deficiency) Another couple of enzymes have to come into play to produce nor-epinephrine and / or 5HT. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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