Tyrosine is a precursor for L-dopa, norepinephrine, epinephrine, and dopamine. Tyrosine amino acid is vital to mental function and enhances the sex drive. It is used to produce thyroxin which regulates growth, metabolism, skin, and mental health.
Tyrosine is a precursor of the neurotransmitters dopamine, norepinephrine and epinephrine, as well as thyroid and growth hormones and melanin (the pigment responsible for skin and hair color). It elevates mood.
Molecular Weight - 181.19
Occurence - 3.25%
Tyrosine Food Sources
Rice, leafy vegetables, curd, cheese, and milk are the rich source of tyrosine.
Tyrosine Deficiency Symptoms
Symptoms of tyrosine deficiency can also include low blood pressure,low body temperature (such as cold hands and feet), and restless leg syndrome.