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Adenosine Monophosphate

Also indexed as:AMP
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How to Use It

The trials using AMP for photosensitivity have used 160-200 mg of AMP per day; however, the ideal intake of this supplement has not been determined. Research with shingles has used a special gel form of AMP injected into muscle; a doctor should be consulted for this form of AMP.

Where to Find It

The body creates AMP within cells during normal metabolic processes. AMP is also found as a supplement, although it is not widely available.

Possible Deficiencies

Preliminary research suggests that people with herpes simplex or herpes zoster (shingles) infections may have low levels of AMP; however, the clinical significance of this finding is unclear.5

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