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Wishtofellgood 12-07-2013 12:02 PM

I've been looking into l-tyrosine for a long time trying to find out how it works and its safety. Though... I cant find any reliable sources on really how to use it. some say never take it without l-tryph/5-htp and at what ratio? im really confused.

thehumble 01-31-2014 09:06 PM


Originally Posted by josie8888 (Post 1059459800)
I take l-tyrosine and b vitams complex!! And an extra separate b1 thiamin as all the b vitamins are excellent at calming the nerves... Which is the main symptom of social anxiety... I also take cod liver oil for the brain.. Feel alot better!!! Vitamins are the key!! X

yes! I've tried about almost everything and nothing worked. I bought a bottle of Tyrosine 500 In the morning with Bcomplex, magnesium, and Sardines. not only has it helped my anxiety but confidence as well and helped me lessen my caffeine intake. natural were it at! if only more people new this

anxietysux9 03-29-2014 10:26 AM

This is a good supplement(l-tyrosine) only thing is you gotta take it on a empty stomach unlike l-theanine you can take whenever. As for knocking out the fear and anxious thoughts i dont think it does much your gonna need somthing stronger...but for mild anxiety suffers try those to supplements up there they may work for u

starstern 11-09-2014 10:38 PM

a recent study confirms that tyrosine promotes deep thinking;
which brought me to wonder whether NADH wouldn't be more ideal ?
and how would phenylalanine or DLPA add to this matter ???

G52 02-01-2017 11:21 AM

Johnny N. - Stop being a troll. You're whole argument is flawed - there are no studies PROVING that it works because there are NO STUDIES AT ALL ON THIS ISSUE. There are no studies PROVING THAT IT DOESNT WORK EITHER.

AT BEST you could say there is no proof that it works and until then you are skeptical but making that blanket statement shows your prejudice.

There are thousands if not hundreds of thousands of people who could say based on their experience L-Tyrosene and L-Theanine help with their depression, motivation and anxiety. Especially when taken with the co-factors needed to produce dopamine. That is evidence that it does work. Some of the evidence rules out placebo effect because many people started taking L-Tyrosene etc... For something else and only noticed the change as if it were a side effect. Can't have a placebo effect if you are not expecting an effect in the first place.

My case is similar. After joining a gym and feeling the runners high etc.. For a couple of years I was getting bored with working out and instead of loving the gym it was a painful chore to get down there. I was feeling less and less of a workout high and also seeing a total plateau in results. I talked to a few guys down there and they suggested some amino stacks to give me more energy during the workouts. One was tyrosine. Started taking it and L-Theanine along with vit-D tab. As luck would have it couldn't get to the gym. Had a bunch of crap to do around the house. Stuff you hate doing. Bills. Laundry. Tax stuff for quarterly taxes. To my amazement I jumped on this stuff and knocked it all out. It was like motivation was way increased and resistance and lethargy were far reduced. Got done with all that and would usually sit in front of the tv for the next few hours watching crap I didn't even care about or surfing the net. Instead I just felt like calling a friend and going out to dinner. All of us with SA know that we never FEEL like that doing that. Sometimes we push through and force ourselves but it's never or rarely something that we are excited about.

Next day similar thing. Feeling good. Feeling chatty. Feeling motivated. So I start looking for the reason behind the change. Instead of stacking all the amino Acids I took them one by one. L-Tyrosene and L-Theanine were the ones that caused the mood boost.

Lot of evidence that there are many different types of depression. If yours is lethargic and anhedonic (nothing seemed to matter)(no interest in fun things like sex or sports or friends) my understanding is that it's likely caused (at least in part) by a lack of dopamine. And one reason you may lack dopamine is a lack the chemical percusors to make it. L-Tyrosene and L-Theanine and Vit-D are part of that chain.

If your depression and SA are of the agitated variety - anxiety high, either feel
Threatened or aggressive or can't sleep through the night because brain won't shut off, racing thoughts. Then it is my understanding that you are probably lacking Serotonin. And maybe even overloaded with dopamine. If you have this kind of depression anxiety - what I've read is that L-Tyrosene and L-Theanine won't help and may hurt and instead you need Seratonin boosters like 5-HTP, L-Tryptophan etc.

That's what I've read. That's what I've experienced personally. Do the research for yourself. Talk to doctors and nutritionists. Cautiously test for yourself. Don't just go gobble a bunch of pills.

Bear in mind that there will never be a large double blind study to test any of this because the pharmaceutical companies have no way to patent naturally occurring substances and thus no way to make money off of them. The LAST thing they want is to prove that some cheep over the counter supplement works as well or better than their $200 bottle of pills.

Chabil 06-16-2017 08:48 PM


It seems L-Tyrosine is considered but not L-DOPA (levodopa) around here, is there any particular reason ?

shizmoo 08-30-2017 12:44 PM

Can you combine L-Tyrosine with L-phenylalanine? Or would it be pointless?

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