L-Tyrosine is a naturally occurring amino acid that can influence the level of dopamine and other neurotransmitters in the brain, positively impacting stress levels, alertness, concentration, mood balance, and behavior. Studies suggest that supplementing with L-Tyrosine may ease anxiety and depression, and increase focus, awareness, and memory. L-Tyrosine can limit glutamate (too much of which can cause over-stimulation of your neurons), and increase dopamine levels in the brain (which is why it can help so many who struggle with anxiety). It can be used to promote strong muscles, reduce depression and mood disorders, and may even aid in diseases such as Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s, though more research is needed.
L-Tyrosine is most often used for its positive effect on mood, especially depression. The purpose of antidepressants (SSRI and SNRIs) is to help even out chemical imbalances by affecting the absorption of serotonin (with SNRIs also affecting norepinephrine levels). L-Tyrosine, by helping to restore neurotransmitters (chemicals in the brain) to a healthy, balanced level, can have a beneficial antidepressant effect. Some have used L-Tyrosine as a complement to their antidepressants, whereas others have used it to help them find freedom from antidepressant drugs. Both of these options should only be considered under the direct supervision of a qualified healthcare professional.
What to Expect: L-Tyrosine is an amino acid that goes to work right away, though some may not notice a difference for several days to weeks. Ideally, you should feel a reduction in stress levels along with increased mental alertness within a few hours.
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Suggested Use: Take 1 capsule once or twice daily on an empty stomach. Avoid taking in the evening due to activating potential.
- Dosage: 1 capsule (500 mg)
- Bottle Sizes: 18 or 60 capsules
Ingredients: L-Tyrosine (500 mg)
Contraindications and Cautions: People with Grave’s disease or those with hyperthyroidism should not take Tyrosine due to interactions. Those taking Levodopa (L-dopa), a common treatment for Parkinson’s disease, should also avoid using this supplement. If you have a medical condition, are pregnant, nursing, trying to conceive, under the age of 18, and/or taking medications, consult your physician before using this product.