Ever felt the weight of your work and family responsibilities crushing you? L-tyrosine is an amino acid that helps relieve stress to help increase mental performance. It’s hard to perform under pressure, but L-tyrosine can help improve memory and creative thinking.
Studies of L-tyrosine usually focus around military personnel using the amino acid to handle stress. The stressors often come in the form of temperature or altitude and L-tyrosine consistently helps prevent cognitive decline in stressful situations.
One of the reasons L-tyrosine is so effective is because it modules a brain chemical called dopamine and adrenaline. These are some of the most effective brain chemicals that allow users to improve focus and attention. They are the same brain chemicals associated with taking powerful drugs like modafinil and Adderall, though this is a safe alternative.
Even though L-tyrosine may be new, it is an amino acid you can find in many different foods. There are not many side effects of L-tyrosine to speak of. Some people have headaches from using L-tyrosine because metabolism of the molecule in the bloodstream is abnormally metabolized. This can lead to migraine headaches in some people, but the instances of this happening are rare.
Tyrosine can also interact with MAO inhibitors so make sure you are not taking any prescription MAOI while you are supplementing with L-tyrosine.
The dosage recommendations for L-tyrosine are quite different than many other nootropics. One should take 500 – 2000 mg of L-tyrosine around 30 – 60 minutes before a stressor. Usually this is prior to a workout or physical fatigue, but can also be related to specific work tasks.
People often combine L-tyrosine with 5-HTP into a “nootropic stack” to get synergistic effects of the two compounds together.
If you buy L-tyrosine capsules online from Pure Nootropics, you can expect arrival in the continental U.S. around 5 – 7 days.