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Tyrosine With Antidepressants
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
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
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
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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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
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
No interaction: There is no known interaction between these two agents. ...Read more
Yes: Shouldn't b a problem.Get a more detailed answer ›
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
Sure: As long as you don't have PKU! ;-) ...Read more
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
I'm going to congest a whole 42 oz of quick oats to obtain a nice mg of tyrosine. I hear tyrosine helps enhance the effects?
At one time?: That's one heck of a lot of oats! Are you sure about this. ...Read more
How could one figure out the caffeine, l- phenylalanine, and n-acetyl-l-tyrosine values in a 5 hr energy shot through an experiment?
You'd: Have to purchase a lot more equipment than you have ...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
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Side effects can occur but there is often a benefit. ...Read more