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Would like to know if tyrosine would be a good replacement for add medication?

Would like to know if tyrosine would be a good replacement for add medication?

Not likely: Tyrosine is an Amino Acid that can be made into dopamine, but would not be the same as taking pharmaceutical stimulants in adhd. Http://www. Ncbi. Nlm. Nih. Gov/pubmed/19344299 and http://www. Ncbi. Nlm. Nih. Gov/pubmed/21766545. ...Read more

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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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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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If taking tyrosine helps generate melatonin and darken hair, what medication has the opposite effect?

If taking tyrosine helps generate melatonin and darken hair, what medication has the opposite effect?

Wrong premise: Tyrosine is a Dopamine precursor and it does not go to melatonin in the body.

In balanced dosing with tryptophan and 5 hydroxy tryptophan, the serotonin goes to melatonin.

Unbalanced it can make a patient sicker. ...Read more

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Is 500 mg of tyrosine dangerous?

Is 500 mg of tyrosine dangerous?

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

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What foods are highest in tyrosine?

What foods are highest in tyrosine?

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

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What is the proper amount of tyrosine?

As supplement: As a nutritional supplement, average dose is between 500 and 1500 mg per day. ...Read more

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What foods are a good source of tyrosine?

What foods are a good source of tyrosine?

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

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What is the definition or description of: tyrosine?

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

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Can the body store the extra amount of the tyrosine?

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

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What is tyrosine supposed to be good for, and in what foods it is found in?

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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What are the benefits of taking tyrosine supplements?

Tyrosine: Please go to WebMD and search for "tyrosine".

The article should be easy for you to read and understand.

Side effects can occur but there is often a benefit. ...Read more

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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 soy a good a source of a tyrosine?

Is soy a good a source of a tyrosine?

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

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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 tyrosine and tyrosinase one and the same?

No: Tyrosine is an amino acid, part of the makeup of proteins, tyrosinase is the enzyme that breaks down tyrosine into its components. ...Read more

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Can I take Tyrosine with SSSI's (Citalopran)?

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

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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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Is there any bad side effects if I use tyrosine?

Is there any bad side effects if I use tyrosine?

Everything has some: Tyrosine se include overstimulation, restlessness, anxiety, and insomnia; at higher doses, it can cause heart palpitations. The se appear to be dose related and almost certainly are reversible if you lower the dose or stop the using it. ...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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Could I take tyrosine and calexa at the same time?

Could I take tyrosine and calexa at the same time?

Tyrosine/Celexa: Should be ok, unless you have thyroid issues. Review with your doctor. ...Read more

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Can lycopodium and tyrosine be used for the same reasons?

Can lycopodium and tyrosine be used for the same reasons?

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

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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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Has anyone experienced tiredness from taking tyrosine?

Has anyone experienced tiredness from taking tyrosine?

Tyrosine: Side effects are nausea, headache, fatigue, heartburn, joint pain, mood changes, irritability & changes in heart rate. ...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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Can the body store the extra amount of tyrosine supplements?

Can the body store the extra amount of tyrosine supplements?

? depends: The material will become part of your protein if needed for cell protein repair but excesses are broken down and converted. They can eventually be converted to either a storage form of starch or fat. ...Read more

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What does it mean if there are tyrosine crystals in urinalysis?

Considered abnormal: These crystals are uncommon in the urine and are an abnormal finding. They are usually seen in patients with severe liver disease or genetic disorders involving tyrosine metabolism. ...Read more

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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?

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

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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?

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