L-Tyrosine is an amino acid found in wheat germ, oats, dairy products, pork and poultry. It is a precursor for the neurotransmitters epinephrine, norepinephrine, and dopamine, which are all essential for mood, cognitive function and central nervous system function. The most prevalent usage for supplemental L-tyrosine appears to be the enhancement of cognitive function and alertness under conditions of environmental stress such as sleep deprivation, multi-tasking in the workplace, and functioning at high altitudes and/or cold temperatures. It is noteworthy to mention that a high percentage of the studies done on L-tyrosine are conducted by the military looking to enhance focus and attention in their personnel. Clinical trials with L-tyrosine have also been conducted with respect to attention deficit disorder (ADD) with good results. L-Tyrosine is also used by the body to make thyroid hormones as well as melanin, the skin and hair pigment.
L-Tyrosine is ideal for those who are required to work long hours under stressful conditions, those whose lifestyles or work require a high degree of multitasking, those who experience prolonged physical and mental stress, students, and those who have difficulty concentrating such as in ADD.
AOR’s L-Tyrosine offers a potent and effective daily dose of this important amino acid.
|Serving Size: One capsule|
Take six capsules in the morning on an empty stomach, or as directed by a qualified health care practitioner.
Cautions & Warnings
Do not use if you are pregnant or breastfeeding, or have the genetic metabolic disorder phenylketonuria (PKU). For prolonged use, consult a health care practitioner. Supplemental L-tyrosine may increase blood pressure or lead to difficulty sleeping in some persons. Consult a health care practitioner prior to use if you have hyperthyroidism, Graves’ disease or active melanoma, or if you are taking dopamine, thyroid hormone medication, contraceptives or other psychoactive medications. Discontinue use if you experience nausea, headache, fatigue, heartburn or joint pain.