L Tyrosine is an amino acid. The cells use it to synthesize proteins.
L Tyrosine is found in fish, chicken, turkey, peanuts, oats, wheat, almonds, milk, cheese, yoghurt, cottage cheese, lima beans, pumpkin seeds and sesame.
L Tyrosine increases the plasma neurotransmitter levels, specially dopamine and norepinephrine.
The body needs sufficient amount of amino acids to produce neurotransmitters. Improper diet can also result in a reduction of these neurotransmitters.
During times of high stress, neurotransmitters can be depleted. Neurotransmitters can also be depleted by excessive intake of alcohol, sugar or caffeine.
These neurotransmitters are needed by the mind to regulate emotions. Sadness, anxiety, depression, irritability, frustration can be felt when the level of these neurotransmitters in the body falls below the required levels.
People with insufficient amounts of dopamine in their body feel very hungry and are prone to becoming fat; dopamine suppresses the appetite.
L Tyrosine also converts the thyroid hormone to adrenalin when the body and mind experience high levels of stress.
L Tyrosine could possibly increase energy and libido while also calming the mind.
Who can benefit from taking L Tyrosine
L Tyrosine does not work really well under normal conditions but works wonders under conditions of stress.
L Tyrosine has helped people who are dealing with physical stress like cold, fatigue and sleep deprivation. L Tyrosine also helps compose the mind during mental stress situations when dealing with death, divorce, and accident trauma.
Studies have also indicated significant improvement in people suffering from Alzheimer’s disease and dementia.
Side effects are uncommon when L tyrosine supplement is used for a limited amount of time. It is still unclear of the impact of long-term use of L Tyrosine. However, if any side effect is noticed, L tyrosine use should be discontinued. It is also advisable to contact a doctor if you are already on prescription drugs.
A normal adult can consume 500-1500 mg of L Tyrosine per day.