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I want to know if it is true that the amino acid L-Tyrosine may work as an antidepressant, and how to take (dose, time).

I want to know if it is true that the amino acid L-Tyrosine may work as an antidepressant, and how to take (dose, time).

Amino acid: L tyrosine may have minimal side effects to improve energy levels: it is not an antidepressant- never has been. ...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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How much time does it take L-Tyrosine to begin to have an effect taking it everyday? Does it takes a while like an antidepressant?

How much time does it take L-Tyrosine to begin to have an effect taking it everyday? Does it takes a while like an antidepressant?

Depends: It needs to be absorbed. It needs to be converted by Tyrosine Hydorxylase to L-Dopa. If you have iron deficiency the enzyme Tyrosine Hydroxylase may not work (iron is a co-factor for this enzyme) This is how Iron deficiency leads to Restless Leg Syndrome (Its called Ekbom Syndrome if due to iron deficiency) Another couple of enzymes have to come into play to produce nor-epinephrine and / or 5HT. ...Read more

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Is l tyrosine good for sex performance anxiety and PE? If not, then what anti depressant is the best?

Is l tyrosine good for sex performance anxiety and PE? If not, then what anti depressant is the best?

Maybe: Tyrosine is an amino acid used by your body for many things. If a deficit of this molecule is the cause of your anxiety then taking it will cause a lessening of symptoms. There are many different medications to reduce anxiety. Which one is best depends on your physical condition, medical history and how you deal with anxiety in general. Talk to your doctor, if s/he cannot help s/he will refer ...Read more

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Is l-tyrosine safe during pregnancy?

Is l-tyrosine safe during pregnancy?

Yes: In recommended doses, it should be very safe to use during pregnancy. It is one of the Amino Acids normally found in proteins. ...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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Do l-tyrosine supplements contain tyramine?

They shouldn't if...: There is good quality control but the tyrosine can be metabolized in the body to tyramine by a process called decarboxylation. ...Read more

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Is it safe to supplement with acetyl-l-tyrosine?

Yes: It is a naturally occurring protein in the body and is used for a wide range of conditions including phenylketonuria, adhd, ed, narcolepsy, pms, chronic fatigue etc. ...Read more

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What's the safe dose for l-tyrosine in pregnancy?

Do not take!: No dose or studies as of now show safety in preganancy. Pts with pku have been studied but the results are sketchy! ...Read more

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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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How much l tyrosine should I take for thyroid safely a day?

How much l tyrosine should I take for thyroid safely a day?

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 I take l-tyrosine as I am on 150mg of sertraline daily?

Yes...but: Careful not to take too much. Watch for signs of serotoneric syndrome (confusion, elevated heart rate and temperature, and muscle stiffness.) ...Read more

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What is L-tyrosine? Is it a good supplement to improve alertness?

What is L-tyrosine? Is it a good supplement to improve alertness?

Maybe: A few studies have shown that if you are under significant stress it may help alertness. Otherwise no. It is not an essential amino acid. Your body can make it from another amino acid, so unlikely you are deficient in it. Hope this was helpful. Thanks for using Healthtap. Dr R ...Read more

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What is the difference between tyrosine and synthroid (thyroxine)?

What is the difference between tyrosine and synthroid (thyroxine)?

Synthroid (thyroxine): Tyrosine is an amino acid. Synthroid is thyroxine, a hormone based on the amino acid tyrosine but extensively modified. They are two different things--synthroid treats hypothyroidism, tyrosine does not. ...Read more

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Is it safe to use tyrosine if I'm on 25mg of zoloft (sertraline)?

Is it safe to use tyrosine if I'm on 25mg of zoloft (sertraline)?

No interaction: There is no known interaction between these two agents. ...Read more

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Is it safe to take l-tyrosine and ritalin (methylphenidate) together?

L-tyrosine: No, because we don't know the long term effects if tyrosine on your body and what effect the combination may have. ...Read more

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Just started taking l-tyrosine 500mg every three days. Is it effective in fighting against depression?

Just started taking l-tyrosine 500mg every three days. Is it effective in fighting against depression?

Probably not: Tyrosine is a naturally occuring Amino Acid and a precursor for several brain chemicals including dopamine, norepinephrine, and epinephrine. However, pushing the dose of tyrosine mostly affects the body, not the brain, and no convincing studies suggest it has a major benefit for depression. ...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 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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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