Designs for Health®
120 Tablets Price: $22.00
L-Tyrosine 60 Tablets
Our popular Tyrosine powder is now available in a convenient 1,000 mg tablet, along with 50 mg of Vitamin C as a cofactor for neurotransmitter production.
WHAT IS TYROSINE?
Tyrosine is a non-essential amino acid synthesized in the body from the essential amino acid phenylalanine. The typical dietary amount provided by a 3 oz portion of animal protein is 0.3-1 g of tyrosine.
Tyrosine is the precursor amino acid from which the body makes Dopamine (with vitamin B6 as a cofactor), which is then converted to Nor-epinephrine (with vitamin C as a cofactor) and then to Epinephrine (with SAMe as a cofactor). Tyrosine competes for uptake with other large neutral amino acids, so in order to maximize absorption from the supplemented Tyrosine into various tissues (such as brain, adrenals, nerves), it should be taken on an empty stomach, or two hours away from a protein containing meal.
Prescription antidepressants like Prozac®, Paxil®, and Wellbutrin® work by raising levels of the neurotransmitters serotonin, dopamine, and norepinephrine. Unfortunately, because these medications work by poisoning critical pathways in your body, they are rife with side effects. A much safer and more effective way to raise these neurotransmitter levels is to give your body the building blocks it needs to make them. Serotonin is made from 5 Hydroxytryptophan (5-HTP), and dopamine and norepinephrine are made from tyrosine. Numerous double-blind (i.e. "gold standard") studies have shown 5-HTP to be as effective as prescription antidepressants but much better tolerated. Another placebo-controlled study has shown tyrosine to also be as effective as antidepressants without side effects. In addition, if 5-HTP is given without tyrosine, it often stops working after a few months. Giving tyrosine along with the 5-HTP results in long-lasting improvement.
Size: 60 Tablets - Each Tablet contains:
Other Ingredients: Microcrystalline cellulose, croscarmellose sodium, magnesium stearate, stearic acid.
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