Tyrosine is used by the thyroid gland to produce thyroxin. Thyroxin is a hormone that helps regulate growth, healthy skin, our metabolic rate and our mental health. Low levels of tyrosine have been connected with hypothyroidism. Tyrosine is used in our body to make epinephrine and dopamine. It reduces body and is an appetite suppressant.
Contraindicated for people with high blood pressure, skin cancer and those who are using MAO inhibitors.
Has been used to help withdrawal from drugs.
Protein sources: meat and dairy products.