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Have you heard of l-tyrosine and omega 3 supplements to replace ritalin (methylphenidate)?

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Dr. Glen Elliott
Pediatrics - Psychiatry
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In brief: Evidence sketchy

Tyrosine is the precurser for making Dopamine and norepinephrine, both thought to have a role in adhd.
However, taking large amounts of it doesn't necessarily raise brain amounts of these substances enough to make a difference. Omega 3 is being used for many disorders, including adhd, and may help some but probably best as supplement to standard stimulants.

In brief: Evidence sketchy

Tyrosine is the precurser for making Dopamine and norepinephrine, both thought to have a role in adhd.
However, taking large amounts of it doesn't necessarily raise brain amounts of these substances enough to make a difference. Omega 3 is being used for many disorders, including adhd, and may help some but probably best as supplement to standard stimulants.
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