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Nutrient - L-Tyrosine

By Nutri People

L-tyrosine is made from l-phenylalanine, using folic acid, vitamin C, copper, zinc, magnesium, manganese and iron. It makes dopamine, noradrenaline and adrenaline, which are brain chemicals important for balanced mood and blood pressure, motivation, concentration, alertness and stress management.

L-tyrosine makes thyroxine, the thyroid hormone, important for healthy growth and energy metabolism.  It makes hormones that deal with pain (encephalins and endorphins). The Contraceptive Pill depletes levels.

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