L-tyrosine is a nonessential amino acid that is a building block of protein. It's part of the chemical reactions in your body that create the neurotransmitter dopamine and other hormones. As a nonessential amino acid, you don't have to get L-tyrosine from food because it's made in your body.
Where does L-tyrosine come from?
Your body can make L-tyrosine from the amino acid phenylalanine. Foods that have a lot of L-tyrosine include animal meat, fish, soy, peanuts, dairy, beans, seeds, wheat products, oatmeal and seafood.
L-tyrosine may help athletes avoid overtraining by supporting energy levels.* As an essential part of how dopamine is produced, L-tyrosine may:
Who can benefit from using L-tyrosine?
Everyone. Athletes, people trying to lose weight, build muscle or just get fit.*
How can I buy L-tyrosine?
You can buy L-tyrosine as a standalone supplement in capsule or powder form. L-tyrosine is also included as an ingredient in many products like protein powder, pre-workouts, fat burners, and energy supplements. With this in mind, pay particular attention to how much tyrosine you are ingesting from all sources.