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Re: stimulants: tyrosine, phenylalanine, dexedrine

Posted by andys on August 2, 2003, at 17:33:35

In reply to Re: stimulants: tyrosine, phenylalanine, dexedrine andys, posted by Larry Hoover on August 2, 2003, at 8:59:04

To answer your questions:
I take the acetylated tyrosine, because its supposed to be more bioavailable.
Is there an issue in taking tyrosine and phenylalanine not at the same time, so they dont compete, crossing the blood-brain barrier? Whats your recommendation on when to take them?
Your mineral question: Im taking 8 mg. zinc, and 50 mcg. Selenium.
I checked out TMG. My concern is that it is converted to SAMe, and in the past, SAM-e triggers hypomanic anxiety (like almost all serotonergic ADs do to me). Do you think that a smallish dose (maybe 500 mg.) should be taken, to keep homocystine levels down, without risking the full effect of supplemental SAMe?
(The reason Im so focused on catecholemines is that they give energy without triggering hypomania, whereas serotonergic substances, including SAMe and St. Johns Wart, rarely give energy, but always trigger hypomania.) (Dexedrine has never triggered hypomania, much to my pdocs amazement. It can actually balance out anxiety).




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