What is L-Tyrosine?
Let us take a look at what L-Tyrosine is before we discuss its benefits.
L-Tyrosine is naturally produced in our bodies, it is a non-essential amino acid. Indeed on the contrary you will be surprised to know that this nutrient is produced from an essential amino acid called phenylalanine.
Essential amino acids are the ones our bodies cannot produce naturally. Hence it is necessary to obtain phenylalanine from the food we in take or supplementation.
Some people may need to supplement L-Tyrosine in order to overcome certain health conditions or to attain specific healing purposes, even though L-Tyrosine can be manufactured by the body.
Benefits of L-Tyrosine:
People who are under a lot of stress can benefit from L-Tyrosine supplementation. Under stressful conditions, the brain may not be able to synthesize enough tyrosine from phenylalanine.
Also there is an added treat of important neurotransmitters becoming depleted during stress. Important neurotransmitters include epinephrine, norepinephrine, and dopamine are synthesized from tyrosine.
Therefore, one of the possible benefits of L-Tyrosine is offsetting some of negative effects of stress.
L-Tyrosine also finds its use in boosting one's mood, concentration, learning, and memory.
Is there anything else that L-Tyrosine benefit?
L-Tyrosine helps to counter act fatigue and stress that is often associated with training. Hence, it is finds its place as a very useful supplement for athletes.
Other possible benefits of L-Tyrosine:
Include being used for premenstrual syndrome (PMS), Parkinson's disease, chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS), narcolepsy, alcohol and cocaine withdrawal, Alzheimer's disease, cardiovascular disease, impotence, loss of libido, schizophrenia, and as a suntan agent and appetite suppressant.
Precautions about L-Tyrosine:
Though, L-Tyrosine is a naturally manufactured amino acid in the body, there are possible adverse effects that can occur due to consumption of mega doses. Nevertheless, on the whole, it is an extremely safe supplement.
As always, people with certain medical conditions (especially those suffering with psychiatric conditions or taking any prescription drugs), pregnant or nursing women should consult with their physician before taking L-Tyrosine.
Safe doses range from 150 mgs to 300 mgs, pre day, and yields benefits without any risk.
Mega doses ranging from 500 mgs to 1500 mgs, though is recommended by many, should not be taken unless until advised by your doctor.
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