THE DANGERS OF TYROSINE!
Tyrosine is another very popular supplement in health food stores for people suffering with thyroid problems. Again, if you walk into the health food store mention that you have a thyroid condition adn you need supplements, the first thing they’re going to reach for is iodine and the second supplement that they are going to reach for is tyrosine.
Just like iodine, tyrosine is an intergral part of thyroid hormone production but supplementing with it has the potential to SUPPRESS THYROID ACIVITIY. In fact, there is not a single study out there that shows the ability of tyrosine to increase thyroid hormones, even when they’re low.
The problem is that tyrosien will increase adrenal hormones, epinephrine, and norepinephrine which will create a “wired feeling”, a high, brain foggy, I’m flying feeling, and this is one of the worst problems that you can do for a patient with hypothyroidism or an autoimmune thyroiod. It is creating an active stress response by over-stimulating the adrenal glands.
I recommend that all patients who are on thyrooid meds get tested thoroughly and DO NOT walk into a supplement store and ask the person behind the counter, who may or may not have any type of medical training what they should be taking for their thyroid condition.
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