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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

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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I want to boost dopamine level .So what's the difference among the three supplement : L Tyrosine , L-Dopa (Mucuna) and L-Phenylalanine?

I want to boost dopamine level .So what's the difference among the three supplement : L Tyrosine , L-Dopa (Mucuna) and  L-Phenylalanine?

Amino acids: These are different amino acids your body can use to make other amino acids.

Most people want to boost their dopamine level in the brain, it is not clear that taking supplements can do this.

What is you goal, actually? It would be better to start there. ...Read more

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Can l-tyrosine help add?

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?

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

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How long does l-tyrosine take before it kicks in?

How long does l-tyrosine take before it kicks in?

L- thyroxine?: If the dose of thyroid hormone replacement is adequate, it usually takes 4-6 weeks in adults for medication to achieve steady levels. Sometimes smaller dose is started and dose adjusted slowly. ...Read more

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What is the recommended daily dosage of l-tyrosine?

There is none: Tyrosine is a precursor of ldopa which make dopamine. It should only be used as part of a balanced program to resort the neurotransmitters and should be guided by a knowlegable doctor who manages patients with neurotransmitter problems. ...Read more

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

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

2 weeks: Most individuals should not take it for more than 2 weeks for the recommended use to recover from stressful situations and no more than 1, 500 mg per day. Since it is an amino acid(building block of proteins that our body can make from other sources it is not considered an essential amino acid. ...Read more

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Will l-tyrosine help me to work out better or more efficiently?

Not really: L-tyrosine is readily available in a well balance diet including meats, eggs, and beans, so that should be adequate enough for working out better and more efficiently. Supplemental l-tyrosine is not recommended unless it is missing from your diet. ...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 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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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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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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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 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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Doctors, what is the difference between l-tyrosine and l-dopamine?

Tyrosine is: tyrosine is the precursor in the biochemical pathway for dopamine synthesis in the body. ...Read more

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If l- tyrosine is taken at night can it keep awake or cause insomnia ?

If l- tyrosine is taken at night can it keep awake or cause insomnia ?

Possibly: I don't believe there is much research on this, but l-tyrosine can be converted to the neurotransmitters Dopamine & norepinephrine which are stimulating. It may also result in lower serotonin levels (important for sleep). I always advise my patients who take it to take it in the morning or early afternoon. If you took it and can't sleep this should pass within a few hours. Try some exercise! ...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 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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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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May a product containing l-tyrosine, zinc and b-6 be used in combination with one another containing magnesium as an additional ingredient?

May a product containing l-tyrosine, zinc and b-6 be used in combination with one another containing magnesium as an additional ingredient?

Sure: These are all safe. I hope they help, though i'd urge you not to expect any clear benefit. This is the mix that's offered as an upper respiratory infection remedy, correct? ...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