In general, tyrosine supplements produce no major problems for otherwise healthy individuals, but certain people should not take tyrosine supplements without first consulting their doctor for advice:
- People taking MAO inhibitors (antidepressants)
- People who have high blood pressure
- People who have any type of skin cancer
- People who have glioblastoma (brain tumour)
- People with liver or kidney disease
- People with any type of medical condition
- Women who are pregnant or breastfeeding
People with any of the conditions above should consult their doctor before taking any tyrosine supplements, as it could make their condition much worse.
In general, tyrosine supplements produce no major problems for otherwise healthy individuals, but certain people should not take tyrosine supplements
Toxic Levels of Tyrosine
Tyrosine is generally non-toxic, but can produce some toxicity at doses greater than 6000mg per day.
Overdosage and Toxicity Symptoms
The only toxicity symptoms from taking really high doses of tyrosine are:
- Elevated blood pressure
- Lowered blood pressure
- Migraine headache
People experiencing the above symptoms should either discontinue their tyrosine supplements or reduce their dosage.