Tyrosine for Treatment of ADHD

Parent shares personal experience with tyrosine supplement for treating ADHD.

Catherine writes.......

"One of my favorite supplements for ADHD/ADD is tyrosine. it helps to improve the dopamine levels in the brain which is what the stimulant meds do. Depending on the severity of the ADHD/ADD, you may still need to have stimulant meds but with both my kids I was able to cut the meds by half and cut the side effects by at least half.

Having taken the stimulant meds and tyrosine myself, I can tell you how much better I feel with tyrosine rather than the stimulant medications. I would much rather be on tyrosine you feel much more alert and able to think even first thing in the morning.

Been on it for 5 year and still believe in it benefits.

It should not be combined with antidepressants without doctor's understanding.

And for a small handfull of people, it makes them anxious or cranky... be aware and if it occures simply stop the tyrosine for a week and try again. Might have been a bad day... if it happens again, it may not be for you or your child.

When it works, it is wonderful."

Ed. Note: Please remember we do not endorse any treatments and strongly advise you to check with your doctor before using, stopping or changing a treatment.


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Staff, H. (2008, November 27). Tyrosine for Treatment of ADHD, HealthyPlace. Retrieved on 2024, June 22 from

Last Updated: February 13, 2016

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