Posted by JLx on November 28, 2003, at 7:24:13
In reply to Re: back on tyrosine: » JLx, posted by Francesco on November 27, 2003, at 15:53:59
> Hi JLx. My ask you how much tyrosine do you take per day ? Do you take something else ? I'm new to the suplement world and I'm a bit overwhelmed by all this information. It seems like there's a thousand things to try !
I know what you mean. :) I get intimidated by how much it seems I "need to know" sometimes, but find this board enormously helpful.
I take 500 mg tyrosine in the morning on an empty stomach regularly, but I'm also experimenting with an additional 500 mg some days. I started out at 500, went up to 1,000 and even 1,500 for a short time. (I've only been at this for about 10 weeks now.) I've also added phenylalanine sometimes too, or in place of, to see if it felt different.
I haven't come to any firm conclusions from all that experimentation so far except that 500 mg of tyrosine a day is a "given". I take it with P-5-P that includes a bit of magnesium. I like this formula better than the previous brand I bought that just had P-5-P.
I take lots of other stuff too, like 9 gm of fish oil for my brain. Selenium to counteract mercury leakage from tooth fillings. Magnesium so that everything in my body/brain works better. Boron for my bones and also because it may increase estrogen a bit. Alpha lipoic acid as an antioxidant. DHEA because I'm getting old. ;) Vit. C, E, B vitamins, including B 12 as methylcobalamin, as antioxidants, for stress, and for "general purposes". And TMG for the methylation process. I find that TMG makes me feel more "smoothed out" than I felt on just the tyrosine alone but I'm in the process of experimenting with how much of that to take too. I probably take some other things too that I can't recall right now, but those are the essentials.
In general, all this together with a no sugar, no diary, no grains, low carb diet, has helped enormously.
I appreciate your comments about your own experimentation, by the way. I'm generally not that sensitive when I take something or the effects are just not that noticeable, except over time when it's easy to lose sight of the whole picture, so something like your observation that tyrosine made you personality more "hard" was very helpful. I was feeling that too but couldn't put my finger on it. I feel more softened since I've added the TMG. (I think probably the TMG leveled off the dopamine/serotonin balance.)
Since you are so sensitive to supplement, maybe you need to experiment with much smaller-than-typical quantities.