- Adrenaline and dopamine precursor, hormones that are related to mood and active response
- Along with iodine, L-tyrosine is involved in the tyroid hormone synthesis
- Essential for melanin synthesis
- Improves cognitive functions
- Increases energy and muscle performance
- Advisable for stress, anxiety, depression and sleep problems
- Facilitates fat metabolism
- Regulates states increased insulin (sensitivity to stress, depression)
- Facilitates weight loss by regulating metabolism
- Closely related to neurotransmitters synthesis and many other biological functions
What is L-Tyrosine?
L-Tyrosine by HSN Raw Series is a supplement that provides your body with an optimal dose of the amino acid L-tyrosine. It stands out for its role as a neurotransmitter precursor that intervene and regulate state of mind and mood, alertness and staying awake, helping to fight stress and influence positively on a person's behaviour.
It is a non-essential amino-acid (occurs from the hydroxylation of phenylalanine, another amino-acid), but under certain conditions its synthesis can be reduced, such is the case in stress episodes.In fact, tyrosine can help fight stress symptoms. Remember that the effects of suffering continuously situations with a high stress component can drive to certain pathologies that are seriously damaging for our health.
Supplementation with L-Tyrosine can be beneficial as it participates directly in dopamine levels and helps relieve fatigue and stress associated with intensive workouts. Tyrosine is also a precursor of melanin, the dark skin pigment that protects us from the damaging effects of UV rays.
What is L-Tyrosine used for?
Its main uses are related or can contribute to:
- Fat loss
- Nootropic function
L-Tyrosine and Lose Fat
As previously mentioned, it is involved with the synthesis of certain hormones, which will posses properties to promote the usage of stored fat or lipolysis. These hormones are the catecholamines Adrenaline, Noradrenaline and Dopamine, because tyrosine is a precursor of them acting on the nervous system. Within this fat loss context, they will promote the access to our body's lipid deposits, releasing a large amount of fatty acids into the bloodstream, which will later be oxidized and used as energy.
Catecholamines bind to fatty tissue receptors and deliver a signal for lipid release. These receptors are known as alpha and beta, which will cause a higher or lower activity of the hormone-sensitive lipase (HSL).
With this, we may also observe a thermogenic effect associated to it, as well as intervening in thyroid metabolism, increasing it. This small gland secretes hormones involved in controlling metabolic functions, such as stimulating protein synthesis or increasing the rate at which cells use oxygen. Likewise, it determines the metabolism, that is, how fast the body will make use of calories as energy substrate.
L-Tyrosine and Nootropic
A nootropic will be a substance capable of producing a certain benefit to improve cognitive capacity and performance.
In order for tyrosine to reach the blood supply and to show its benefits, it is necessary not to damage its transport system, which it shares with other amino acids, such as tryptophan, bcaas (valine, isoleucine and leucine), and phenylalanine. Therefore, if there is a high concentration of these, it would be better to take the tyrosine at another time, such as when fasting or on an empty stomach before a meal.
The benefits of cognitive improvement are related to the ability to cope with stress and fatigue, especially in situations that amplify these phenomena, such as physical exercise or even tasks that demand our utmost attention. In this way, it will be easier and more comfortable, to continue with any aspects where we have to be concentrated or activities of a certain intensity or duration.
Who can benefit from L-Tyrosine?
- Anyone looking to enrich their diet with the amino-acid tyrosine as a cognitive support or to enhance weight loss.
- Anyone looking to keep a proper hormonal and nerve function.
- People with stress and mood disorders.