Tyrosine

TyrosineBackground Tyrosine, also known as L-tyrosine, is a potent fragrant amino acid and a building block for proteins. Tyrosine is found in many high-protein foods such as cheese, chicken, and eggs. While supplementing, Tyrosine is a precursor to neurotransmitters, and is converted into L-DOPA and then into active catecholamines (adrenaline/epinephrine, noradrenaline/norepinephrine, and dopamine). These catecholamines are…

Tryptophan

TryptophanBackground Tryptophan, also called L-tryptophan, is an essential amino acid that acts like a natural mood regulator, as it has the ability to help the body naturally produce and balance certain hormones. Though essential amino acids are necessary for various body functions, the body cannot produce these compounds internally. So it is essential to obtain…