Tyrosine - Dr. Amino


Since tyrosine is made from the essential amino acid phenylalanine, if dietary phenylalanine requirements are not met, tyrosine availability is limited and may be required from food sources. Tyrosine is a key player in protein synthesis, as well as the production of thyroid hormones and neurotransmitters such as dopamine, norepinephrine, and epinephrine. These neurotransmitters play a vital role in the nervous system and in the management of stress and depression. Tyrosine is used as a safe therapy for a variety of clinical conditions including hypertension, depression, and chronic pain.