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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

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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Quitting Smoking: Safe to take L-tyrosine, L-tryptophan, and P-5-P to help dopamine and serotonin levels for a few months?

Quitting Smoking: Safe to take L-tyrosine, L-tryptophan, and P-5-P to help dopamine and serotonin levels for a few months?

Need willpower: Nicotine is the worst and most addictive substance of abuse known to mankind. The biggest obstacle is the ready availability and affordable cost. If you imagine your life being dictated by a 2 inch cigarette that too an inanimate object something is terribly wrong with your self control. You need to outsmart the cigarette. There is no other single step you can take in your life to better your life ...Read more

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Doctors, what is the difference between l-tyrosine and l-dopamine?

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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Can you tell me how I could convert the amino acid tyrosine to dopamine chemically?

Can you tell me how I could convert the amino acid tyrosine to dopamine chemically?

Sure: Just eat some. Your body does it automatically. If you mean OUTSIDE the body - why would you want to? You don't really need to consume tyrosine to make dopamine, though; your body converts some of the phenylalanine you consume into all the tyrosine your body needs. Tyrosine is NOT an essential amino acid. If you consume tyrosine, all your body does is need less phenylalanine. ...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 l-tyrosine restore dopamine from stimulant usage (medical usage) or does it build your tolerance? Stims r 4 narcolepsy and helps some motivation.

Can l-tyrosine restore dopamine from stimulant usage (medical usage) or does it build your tolerance? Stims r 4 narcolepsy and helps some motivation.

May help: There is little research on this, but l-tyrosine and l-phenyalanine are the precursors (building blocks) of Dopamine & norepinephrine. Theoretically taking these should help us to produce more of these neurotransmitters. This is reasonable to try. For an interesting article on other considerations see http://www. Livestrong. Com/article/322098-how-do-i-boost-dopamine-levels/. ...Read more

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Impaired are: tyrosine to dopamine, tryptophan to niacin, cystathionine to cysteine. Which cofactor and vitamin is common to all three pathways? Ty

Impaired are: tyrosine to dopamine, tryptophan to niacin, cystathionine to cysteine. Which cofactor and vitamin is common to all three pathways? Ty

Not an easy answer: These pathways can be impaired due to a primary disorder or secondary to other conditions interfering with metabolic pathways. Until a thorough investigation has been done, it is not likely that you will find a simple solution or single co-factor that will treat your biochemical imbalances. ...Read more

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Are tyrosine supp. Helpful to replenish dopamine after Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) use on days I don't eat enough protein (dietary sources of tyrosine/phenylalanine)?

Are tyrosine supp. Helpful to replenish dopamine after Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) use on days I don't eat enough protein (dietary sources of tyrosine/phenylalanine)?

No.: Trouble with protein supps is we are hoping the body converts them the way we need them to be. Also very few things cross the blood-brain barrier when doping is created so it is doubtful that that tyrosine supps will either. ...Read more

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What are the best supplements for raising dopamine levels?

What are the best supplements for raising dopamine levels?

Neuroscience lab: Neuroscience lab (no connection w/me) does neurotransmitter testing w/urine. They have a line of natural formulas to help balance what is needed, e.g., dopamine. Please get professional guidance. ...Read more

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Would drumming even on an electronic drum set be effective in raising natural dopamine levels? Strange question, I know.

Would drumming even on an electronic drum set be effective in raising natural dopamine levels? Strange question, I know.

Bodies are strange: Who knows how effective? However, in combination with healthy eating, sleeping, exercise and other enjoyments, yes. Drumming - even on a table top - has been found to raise levels of endorphins and pleasure chemicals in our brains. Try not to annoy the neighbors, but drum all you want. Have fun! ...Read more

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Does raising your dopamine levels (in my case with cabergoline to lower my elevated prolactin) help improve my sleepless nights?

Does raising your dopamine levels (in my case with cabergoline to lower my elevated prolactin) help improve my sleepless nights?

There is no data.: If you're having trouble sleeping try melatonin.
It's very safe and works best if you take it at least an hour before bedtime.
It is melatonin and that's what the brain produces in all of us to put us to sleep. ...Read more

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Can raising acetylcholine levels through supplements lead to insomnia? When acetylcholine is raised does that also raise dopamine too?

Can raising acetylcholine levels through supplements lead to insomnia? When acetylcholine is raised does that also raise dopamine too?

More info: Diarrhea, slow hear rate, nausea/vomiting, lethargy are common symptoms of too much "acetylcholine". As far as other questions, depends on what you are taking as a supplement? ...Read more

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What medicines increase dopamine level?

What medicines increase dopamine level?

Parkinson's example: L-DOPA is the classic drug to enhance dopamine function, but dopamine agonists such a ropinorole, or pramipexole can mimic effect. And we have a number of agents to prolong the dopamine effects, such as entacapone or Azilect (rasagiline). ...Read more

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Is it possible to test the level of dopamine?

Is it possible to test the level of dopamine?

Test where?: Blood? Saliva? Urine? Spinal fluid? Or are you talking about drilling a hole in your head and extracting a piece of brain & rushing it to the lab for analysis? Please repost & specify; also, please indicate WHY you want to test dopamine "levels." What are you trying to achieve? ...Read more

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I was wondering what do lower levels on dopamine mean.?

Please clarify: Lower levels where? What part or parts of the body are you asking about? ...Read more

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What are some ways on how can you raise your dopamine levels?

What are some ways on how can you raise your dopamine levels?

Curious why?: Do you possess parkinson's disease or another movement disorder? Did you see an ad for supplements which worried you? Did your doctor tell you that your neurotransmitters were imbalanced? We have prescription meds that readily supplement dopamine, including l-dopa and several Dopamine agonists. Discuss this with your doctor. ...Read more

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Could selenium increase dopamine levels?

Could selenium increase dopamine levels?

No: It's got antioxidant properties as a free radical scavenger though. So it's theoretically neuroprotective. This may slow down the loss of dopamine producing neurons ...Read more

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Can rhodiola help increase dopamine levels?

Adaptogen: Classically considered an adaptogen, which means it supports many different appropriate reactions in a system that are protective or adaptive, it is thought to impact all the monoamines, of which Dopamine is one. It is claimed to increase impact of Dopamine responses possibly more than actually directly increasing levels, but that is controversial. ...Read more

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Is it true that people with add have lower dopamine levels?

Is it true that people with add have lower dopamine levels?

Likely so: Restless leg syndrome, nocturnal bruxism, and add may all be associated with ineffective Dopamine function. Many of the meds prescribed affect this directly or indirectly, and may be very useful and successful. Suggest you discuss with your physician and decide if this type of focus is right for you. ...Read more

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What happen if there is a high level of dopamine in brains?

What happen if there is a high level of dopamine in brains?

Great question: When we doctors think of dopamine excess, we think "psychosis". Dopamine depletion means "Parkinsons". This is an oversimplification of course. ...Read more

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Is it possible to get levels of dopamine tested through blood.

Is it possible to get levels of dopamine tested through blood.

Yes but why?: It is, but why do you want to know. Testing Dopamine is only helpful if you have evidence of a medical condition that warrants such testing. Usually it's only for a very uncommon endocrine tumor. Dopamine in the brain and at the level of nerve cells is not reflected in the blood level. ...Read more

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Does masturbating really lower your dopamine baseline levels?

Does masturbating really lower your dopamine baseline levels?

No: It is not like certain amount of money that you have spent and is finished forever. Dopamine is constantly being produced throughout your life, ewcept in certain illnesses ...Read more

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, how long will it take for my dopamine levels to become stable on l dopa?

, how long will it take for my dopamine levels to become stable on l dopa?

L-dopa levels: L-dopa comes in short and long acting forms, which last from two to about eight hours. After starting l-dopa therapy, if the doses are taken very regularly, the brain levels will stabilize after four to six weeks, because of the many interacting brain regions that are affected.. ...Read more

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What changes should you notice in your body when dopamine levels are raised?

What changes should you notice in your body when dopamine levels are raised?

Complex.: Dopamine in blood raises heart rate and bp. Dopamine does not cross from blood into brain so there is no brain effect. Dopamine is a neurotransmitter in brain. Elevated Dopamine levels there have complex effects on thought and movement. Parkinson's disease is associated with low Dopamine levels in specific brain areas. Schizophrenia is also associated with brain Dopamine dysregulation. ...Read more

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If I want to achieve a state of calm, focus, peace would I have to raise dopamine levels?

Non chemical: To reach inner peace, good nutrition, regular exercise and do something that you enjoy as a career with a passion. This will give you inner peace, calm and the ability to focus. There is no magic pill since they all have side effects. ...Read more

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Had catecholamine Injection test. My dopamine & catecholamine levels were negative 30 & negative 60. What does that mean if normsl range start at 0?

Had catecholamine Injection test. My dopamine & catecholamine levels were negative 30 & negative 60. What does that mean if normsl range start at 0?

Cateholamine test.: Hmm. Not sure what test you had. Was it a Regitine (phentolamine) Test? Done to test for Pheochromocytoma. Urine tests rule it out if your BP was high when tested. ...Read more

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Myasthenia gravis and dopamine levels?

Myasthenia gravis and dopamine levels?

? what is the questi: Myastenia gravis is an autoimmune neuromuscular disease, the body make antibodies which can interrupt muscular function. Does not directly involve dopamine.

Dopamine is a neuromuscular transmitter which can be decreased in parkinson's disease. ...Read more

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What to do if I have increasing dopamine levels for depression?

What to do if I have increasing dopamine levels for depression?

Unclear: Your question is not clear. Are you saying that you believe you have higher dopamine levels and are therefore depressed or are you asking if you should increase dopamine levels in order to treat depression? Either way, the brain is an ELECTRICAL organ in which electrical connections are made CHEMICALLY. Aggregate dopamine levels itself are not important so much as where in the brain it is. ...Read more

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How can you balance your dopamine levels?

How can you balance your dopamine levels?

Dopamine: Stay happy! If a mood disorder or other psychiatric diagnosis is present, then medication can be used to help stabilize levels in your brain. But if not, taking medication is not recommended to try to change the Dopamine levels. ...Read more

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Which foods help increase dopamine levels?

Which foods help increase dopamine levels?

Increase tyrosine: Here's a nice wikihow on this topic:
http://www. Wikihow. Com/increase-dopamine. Some foods high in tyrosine are almonds, avocados, bananas, low-fat dairy, lima beans, sesame seeds and pumpkin seeds. Limit refined carbohydrates - sugar and flour. Eat a diet high in antioxidants to prevent the degradation of dopamine. ...Read more

Dr. Martin Johnson
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Dopamine (Definition)

Dopamine is an inotrope which is a kind of heart ...Read more