L-Tyrosine seems to be one of the most common nootropics found in stacks and pre-packaged supplements. I’ve had a few readers reach out to me and ask for more information on Tyrosine, so I figured I might as well put together a quick post about this popular amino acid.
First, let me start with a quick definition and then I’ll break down some of the benefits associated with L-Tyrosine.
L-Tyrosine is an amino acid (a building block of protein) involved in the synthesis of dopamine and norepinephrine.
Some of the benefits associated with L-Tyrosine include:
- Improves working memory
- Increases physical abilities in stressed conditions
- Enhances mood
- Reduces stress
- Relieves depression, ADD, anxiety, mental exhaustion, and other similar conditions
- Increases thermogenesis
- Reduces age-related wrinkles when applied to the skin
- Treats narcolepsy
The list of known L-Tyrosine benefits goes on and on. You can check out WebMD’s overview of Tyrosine for some more information on this powerful nootropic.
So, where can you find L-Tyrosine? You can take it as part of your nootropic stack. Your body will also make tyrosine from another amino acid, phenylalanine. You can get this by eating fish, nuts, eggs, oats, and dairy.
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