INGREDIENTS & RESEARCH

L-Tyrosine

BACKGROUND

Ingredient Type: Amino Acid

Also Known As: Acetyl-L-tyrosine, 2-Acetylamino-3-(4-hydroxyphenyl)-propanoic acid, Tyrosine, Tyr

L-Tyrosine is an amino acid used in the synthesis of proteins.  It is produced naturally in the body and is also found in high-protein food products.  It is a precursor to neurotransmitters (particularly dopamine and norepinephrine), and it has been shown to help during times of stress and fatigue.

L-Tyrosine is used in health supplements today to help promote mental health and cognition, alertness, and healthy responses to stress.

 

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In the meantime see the Examine.com entry for L-tyrosine, the AminoAcidStudies.org entry for tyrosine, the Michigan Medicine Health Library entry for L-tyrosine, or the Drugs.com entry for L-tyrosine for more information.