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Doctor insights on: Tyrosine Dosage For Hypothyroid

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What diet should someone with hypothyroid follow ? Avoid what foods?

What diet should someone with hypothyroid follow ? Avoid what foods?

Iodine good.: foods from the sea have iodine good. ones that bind up iodine bad (these are all the healthy broccoli family foods like broccoli, kale, cabbage). Just have more good than bad and don't do silly amounts of either ...Read more

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Dr. Su Fairchild
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Hypothyroidism (Definition)

The thyroid gland is an endocrine organ located in the front part of the neck. Its role is to make thyroid hormones, which control the way cells use energy. Hyperthyroidism results 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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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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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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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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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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How quick does iodine and tyrosine work for weightloss with underactive thyroid?

How quick does iodine and tyrosine work for weightloss with underactive thyroid?

It doesn't : Thyroid hormone replacement with levothyroxine is the medication necessary to get thyroid function back to normal if hypothyroid. If you're iodine deficient that's a different story. If you're not iodine deficient and you take iodine, you may become hypothyroid. If thyroid function is normal then weight problem is not caused by an under active thyroid. ...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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Is it safe to take l-tyrosine and Prozac (fluoxetine) at the same time? If yes, what should be the maximum dosage of both?

Is it safe to take l-tyrosine and Prozac (fluoxetine) at the same time?  If yes, what should be the maximum dosage of both?

Yes: Tyrosine can interact with a class of antidepressants known as maois. Prozac (fluoxetine) is in a different class of antidepressants, known as ssris, which are not known to interact with tyrosine. http://www.livestrong.com/article/549424-can-l-tyrosine-be-used-with-prozac/#ixzz2nflswtg0. ...Read more

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Is it safe to take n-acetyl tyrosine with Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) to help with meds instead of increasing the dosage?

Is it safe to take n-acetyl tyrosine with Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine)  to help with meds instead of increasing the dosage?

Not really: Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) is a fda approved prescription medication that is tightly controlled is a stimulant. And nam is a dietary supplement that has is not sufficiently regulated. Both are stimulatory and i really could not recommend taking them both together. ...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