It appears you have not yet Signed Up with our community. To Sign Up for free, please click here....



ADD / ADHD Message Board
Post New Thread   Closed Thread
LinkBack Thread Tools
Old 09-18-2005, 09:28 PM   #1
Junior Member
(male)
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Posts: 21
ahuseman HB User
L-Tyrosine supplement for ADD?

Does anyone have any experience with using the supplement L-Tyrosine for treating ADD or know if it actually works?

Thanks

 
Old 09-19-2005, 05:15 AM   #2
Senior Veteran
(male)
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Posts: 1,274
addprogrammer HB Useraddprogrammer HB Useraddprogrammer HB Useraddprogrammer HB Useraddprogrammer HB Useraddprogrammer HB Useraddprogrammer HB Useraddprogrammer HB Useraddprogrammer HB Useraddprogrammer HB Useraddprogrammer HB User
Re: L-Tyrosine supplement for ADD?

ahusemen,

I use L-Tyrosine as an adjunct to stimulant meds. I feel it (and zinc) enhance the meds anti-add properties hence I can keep the dose of the med on the low side. Theroy has it, that supplements with anti-adhd properties work as precursors of neurotransmitters - i.e., - our body uses them to make neurotransmitters.

A word of caution: When we use natural supplements (compounds found in our normal food supply) in high doses, they start behaving as drugs and can have undesirable side effects. In my case, too much L-Tyrosine makes me very moody and causes insomnia. Others have reported becoming aggresive. Be aware of that and back off on the dose if you experience anything similar.

I have had adverse reactions to other natural substances: DMAE, a wicked sore neck. I can take no more than 400mg/day. Also, it acts on me as a sedative not a stimulant. Zinc, a day long case of nausea. I can take no more than 50mg/day.

Bob
__________________
Bob

 
Sponsors Lightbulb
   
Old 09-20-2005, 03:58 AM   #3
Junior Member
(male)
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Posts: 21
ahuseman HB User
Re: L-Tyrosine supplement for ADD?

Thanks, but do you know if just a moderate dose of L-Tyrosine alone (without any other stimulant meds) will work to treat the ADD? Or does it usually require one or more meds in addition to it to notice a difference?

Thanks again

Last edited by ahuseman; 09-20-2005 at 04:02 AM.

 
Old 09-21-2005, 06:16 AM   #4
Senior Veteran
(male)
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Posts: 1,274
addprogrammer HB Useraddprogrammer HB Useraddprogrammer HB Useraddprogrammer HB Useraddprogrammer HB Useraddprogrammer HB Useraddprogrammer HB Useraddprogrammer HB Useraddprogrammer HB Useraddprogrammer HB Useraddprogrammer HB User
Re: L-Tyrosine supplement for ADD?

ahuseman,

I know there are studies proving the efficacy of zinc with stimulants and the lack of efficacy alone. Anecdotally, I experience that with L-Tyrosine. But let's do a little extrapolating. Both L-Tyrosine and Zinc must have some ADHD symptom relief properties, otherwise, why would they assist the stimulants? My conclusion, based on rather scant evidence, is if your ADHD is mild and the damands on your concentration are light, they just might work alone.

I am able to do most everything without meds except my job. Change jobs? And do what? I'm 53 years old. It took me megahours to master my craft of computer programming. I can dig ditches, just dug one on my property, but it doesn't pay enough. But it does demonstrate that demands on our ability to concentrate can make a difference between whether meds or needed or not.

Bob
__________________
Bob

 
Closed Thread




Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off




Join Our Newsletter

Stay healthy through tips curated by our health experts.

Whoops,

There was a problem adding your email Try again

Thank You

Your email has been added




Top 10 Drugs Discussed on this Board.
(Go to DrugTalk.com for complete list)
Adderall
Amphetamine
Concerta
Metadate
Methylphenidate
  Prozac
Ritalin
Strattera
Wellbutrin
Zoloft




TOP THANKED CONTRIBUTORS



addprogrammer (94), janewhite1 (90), Thunor (48), marisuela (15), iluv (10), addventurous (10), Administrator (9), LessStress38 (9), CharBerry (6), Wootton (6)

Site Wide Totals

teteri66 (1166), MSJayhawk (1000), Apollo123 (899), Titchou (835), janewhite1 (823), Gabriel (758), ladybud (747), sammy64 (668), midwest1 (665), BlueSkies14 (610)



All times are GMT -7. The time now is 02:11 PM.



Site owned and operated by HealthBoards.comô
Terms of Use © 1998-2014 HealthBoards.comô All rights reserved.
Do not copy or redistribute in any form!