09 09 2021
This ingredient was first identified in 1846 is a non-essential amino acid amino acid meaning that your body is able to produce it, it’s produced in the body from phenylalanine. L-tyrosine is directly involved in the creation of the neurotransmitter’s dopamine and adrenaline, a family of hormones called catecholamines. It can be found in food however it can be costly and time consuming to get your daily dose of L-tyrosine this way.
This ingredient has been shown to effectively improve your cognition in the presence of an acute stressor, typically defined as high intensity exercise such as bodybuilding training. Specifically, L-Tyrosine can increase the production of noradrenaline and dopamine. This contributes to an increase in attention and cognitive performance as described above. When stacked with proper nutrition and adequate sleep, L-Tyrosine can improve cognitive performance and reduce the perception of stress during high intensity exercise. What does it all mean? Simply put L-Tyrosine allows you to train, compete harder and for longer.
Who should take it
For sports supplementation it’s recommended for those working at a high intensities.
How much should you use
Between 500-2000mg per day.
When should you take it
L-Tyrosine works as soon as it hits the bloodstream, so we recommend consuming 15-30 minutes prior to training. This can of course be consumed within a pre-workout supplement, if you do ensure you stick to the products guidelines.
Are there any side effects
L-Tyrosine is widely regarded as safe among the adult population when doses are at or below 150 mg/kg per day. Very rarely some may encounter headaches, heartburn and nausea, typically this occurs when the maximum safe dose is exceeded. For an 80kg adult this would mean consuming 12,000mg a day, the upper recommendation for performance benefits is 2,000mg by way of comparison.
Products containing L-Tyrosine