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Tyrosine, L-Tyrosine


Tyrosine

Metabolism
tyrosine requires biopterin, NADPH, NADH, copper and vitamin C
tyrosinemia - tyrosine accumulation causes neurological damage,
abnormal pigmentation, migraines, etc.

Function
precursor of thyroid hormones and catecholestrogens
precursor of dopamine, norepinephrine and epinephrine
precursor of melanin (pigment)
synthesis of enkaphalins (pain relief)

Requirements
RDA - 7.3 mg/lb - 1 g

Sources
cottage cheese

Deficiency
leads to hypothyroidism and low adrenal function

Therapeutics
depression, narcolepsy
physical performance enhancement
increased sex drive, decreased appetite, addictions, Parkinson's

Toxicity
very low toxicity

Interactions
use caution with MAO inhibitors, theoretically a hypertensive crisis could occur


 

 

 

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