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Doctor insights on: L Tyrosine 500mg And Hypothyroidism

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Does l-tyrosine help with hypothyroidism?

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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Dr. Su Fairchild
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Hypothyroidism (Definition)

When the thyroid gland is overactive and too much thyroid hormone is produced, which speeds up metabolism. This results in weight loss, a quick heartbeat, sweating, nervousness, ...Read more


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How much l tyrosine should I take for hypothyroidism?

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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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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Can kelp and tyrosine effectively treat hypothyroidism?

Can kelp and tyrosine effectively treat hypothyroidism?

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

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Just started taking l-tyrosine 500mg every three days. Is it effective in fighting against depression?

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 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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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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Do l-tyrosine supplements contain tyramine?

They shouldn't if...: There is good quality control but the tyrosine can be metabolized in the body to tyramine by a process called decarboxylation. ...Read more

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Is it safe to supplement with acetyl-l-tyrosine?

Yes: It is a naturally occurring protein in the body and is used for a wide range of conditions including phenylketonuria, adhd, ed, narcolepsy, pms, chronic fatigue etc. ...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 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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Can i take l-tyrosine as I am on 150mg of sertraline daily?

Yes...but: careful not to take too much. Watch for signs of serotoneric syndrome (confusion, elevated heart rate and temperature, and muscle stiffness.) ...Read more

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What is L-tyrosine? Is it a good supplement to improve alertness?

What is L-tyrosine? Is it a good supplement to improve alertness?

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 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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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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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 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