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L-Tyrosine and Thyroid
I plan on taking L-Tyrosine to improve my thyroid function (currently non-med, sub-clinical hypo).  Has anyone taken this, and are there any side effects?  I'm most concerned about hair loss.
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393685 tn?1425816122
Amino Acids are touchy. You need to be aware of over stimulating certain organs and glands.

I understand you are probably looking to supplement - but looking at one amino acid to preform all the tasks is unreal.

I suggest, if you want to read more about mineral and vitamin depletion - you should check out a whole package to trial.

If you are subclinical and want to look at supplementing first before looking at meds. Talk to your doctor about a package called Fatigue to Fantastic by Dr Tietelbaum. The package is design to enhance thyroid fuction, along with giving the body a full supply of other nutrients. It includes , all the amino acids that need to work together to give the person optimal well being.

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What exactly is L-Tyrosine used for?

I have a friend who takes this and tells me I should take it to feel better, but I DON'T think I should since I had a TT.

I can't take something that will help my thyroid function if I do not have one is what I keep telling her.
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393685 tn?1425816122
That's not necessarly true... just b/c you dont' have the gland doesn't mean you don't need it.

Google it - and also iodine.... you will be surpised on what you read.....
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Okay Stella,

I will look into it. I am willing to try anything. Do doctors agree with this amino acid? Can I start taking it, or would I have to consult my doctor?

The only thing I take is 125mcg of Levo, B12 and Aleve.
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Stella, thanks for your response- I will look into this and discuss with my dr.
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It's a toss up on doctors recommending it. It depend on them I suppose.
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