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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
If taking tyrosine helps generate melatonin and darken hair, what medication has the opposite effect?
Probably not: Remember that all medications and supplements may result in side effects and it is individually dependent. I would recommend taking a new medication at low dosages at first to see if you have any adverse reactions. Tyrosine is not fda studied and is considered a supplement. As a supplement, it is taken from 500mg to 1000mg per day. Supplements may vary by manufacturer so always be careful. ...Read more
Precursor for neuro: Tyrosine is an Amino Acid precursor of two neurotransmitters, norepinephrine and dopamine. Some patients take it to increase their energy, alertness, and improve their mood. However, it can raise blood pressure. It is found in dairy, soy, meats, fruits and vegetables, nuts, seeds, beans, and grains. I believe it is highest in seaweed and soy protein. ...Read more
Protein & fruit:
Tyrosine is found in soy products, chicken, turkey, fish, peanuts, almonds, avocados, bananas, milk, cheese, yogurt, cottage cheese, lima beans, pumpkin seeds, and sesame seeds
source: http://www. Umm. Edu/altmed/articles/tyrosine-000329.Htm#ixzz2hgqsihrt
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An amino acid: Tyrosine is an amino acids. Thyrosine and other Amino Acids are joined together to make proteins. Most proteins have some tyrosine in them. ...Read more
No: Tyrosine is not stored. The body has a way of making it directly, so it is not an "essential amino acid, " meaning one that you have to get from food. It gets caught up in a number of different systems in the brain and the rest of the body, and what doesn't get used gets metabolized and excreted. ...Read more
Precursor for neuro: Tyrosine is an Amino Acid precursor of two neurotransmitters, norepinephrine and dopamine. Some patients take it to increase their energy, alertness, and improve their mood. However, it can raise blood pressure. It is found in dairy, soy, meats, fruits and vegetables, nuts, seeds, beans, and grains. ...Read more
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Side effects can occur but there is often a benefit. ...Read more
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
Hi Odds No! Why?: There is lots of marketing about ↓$ to produce processed plant stuff. Yet we are not plants; we are animals, with lots of cholesterol as a building block of every cell membrane, have bodies evolved from living as hunter/gathers who can be sold lots of confusing nonsense. Look up "soy tyrosine" on Google, e.g. the mercola. Com article & Study: http://goo. Gl/foDTU0, http://goo. Gl/e2lDwm, my answers ...Read more
Why do you want to?: Phenylalanine (Phe) is used to make tyrosine (Tyr). Tyr is used to make DOPA which is made into dopamine in neurons. Tyr that doesn't go into proteins or to make DOPA is burned for energy. If you INGEST Tyr, you just need LESS Phe, so excess Phe is burned or broken down & excreted. Unless you have some major dietary, GI or metabolic problem, you may just be wasting your $. Ask your doctor. ...Read more
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
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
Tyrosine/Celexa: Should be ok, unless you have thyroid issues. Review with your doctor. ...Read more
No, not really: Lycopodium is a homeopathic remedy made from club moss, and may be helpful for someone experiencing low self esteem and low self-confidence. The person might be very anxious, especially when expected to perform. To prescribe it, a professional homeopath would take your case much more deeply than these symptoms alone. Some might use the Amino Acid tyrosine (not homeopathic) in depression. ...Read more
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
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
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
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
Work: To do what? What is it supposed to do? ...Read more
Yes: Yes, it is o.K if you have any medical conditions check with your physician. ...Read more
I'm on levothy-100mcg and liothy-50mcg. In addition, my DR wants me to take tyrosine 500mg, ithyroid 6.25mg, selenium 200mcg, and zinc 30mg. Is this ok?
It's totally absurd: Hi. Sorry to insult your quack, but taking tyrosine and elemental iodine makes ZERO sense for someone with hypothyroidism. It makes me question the diagnosis in the first place. The l-thyroxine and T3 (liothyronine) doses you're on would make many people HYPERthyroid (that's a high T3 (liothyronine) dose I only used to use temporarily in stages of thyroid cancer treatment...WITHOUT l-thyroxine). Please see an endocrinologist! ...Read more
I'm on Levothy 100mcg-Liothy 50mcg. In addition, my DR wants me to start taking:Tyrosine 500mg, iThroid 6.25mg, selenium 200mcg, zinc 30mg. Is this ok?
Weird stuff: I don't know what your doctor is treating, but I can say that these are very unusual treatments. The mineral supplements are probably harmless, although ineffective (and expensive; is your doctor selling them?); the levo/lioth combo is probably making you hyperthyroid, which will hurt you in the long run, and make you addicted to a daily thyroid rush. See a reputable endocrinologist. ...Read more
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