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Adenosine Monophosphate
What is it? Overview Usage Side Effects and Warnings

Adenosine Monophosphate Overview

Written by FoundHealth.

Adenosine monophosphate (AMP) is a substance the body creates on the way to making adenosine triphosphate (ATP), a source of energy used throughout the body. ATP is so ubiquitous in the body it is sometimes called the body’s “energy currency.”

Based on highly preliminary evidence, AMP has been recommended as a treatment for shingles and photosensitivity .


There is no nutritional requirement for AMP, because the body manufactures it from scratch.

Therapeutic Dosages

A typical recommended dose of AMP is 100–200 mg daily. However, it is not clear that AMP can be absorbed orally, and most studies have involved an injected form of the substance.




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