Tyrosine - why do people take it?
Tyrosine (L-TYrosine) helps make several important substances, including :
Dopamine: Dopamine regulates your reward and pleasure centers. This important brain chemical is also important for memory and motor skills
Adrenaline and noradrenaline: These hormones are responsible for the fight-or-flight response to stressful situations. They prepare the body to “fight” or “flee” from a perceived attack or harm
Thyroid hormones: Thyroid hormones are produced by the thyroid gland and primarily responsible for regulating metabolism
Melanin: This pigment gives your skin, hair and eyes their color. Dark-skinned people have more melanin in their skin than light-skinned people
Supplementing with tyrosine is thought by many to increase levels of the neurotransmitters dopamine, adrenaline and norepinephrine.
By increasing these neurotransmitters, it may help improve memory and performance in stressful situations . PRO TYROSINE is the highest grade pure free form L-Tyrosine designed to give you maximum benefits
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L-tyrosine and L-dihydroxyphenylalanine as Hormone-Like Regulators of Melanocyte Functions . Slominski et al. Pigment Cell Melanoma Res . 2012 Jan;25(1):14-27.