For support of the brain, adrenals and thyroid, especially when coping with stress or intense mental strain
Promotes Healthy Emotional Balance
Tyrosine is a precursor (starting molecule) for the catecholamine neurotransmitters dopamine (DA) and norepinephrine (NE). The brain needs DA especially for working memory ("multitasking"), and NE especially for cognitive adaptability. NE and DA operate in synchrony with the brain's other neurotransmitters to promote healthy mood, behavior and mental focus.
Supports Mental Focus Under Stressful Challenge
Stress, or sometimes just intense mental effort, intensifies brain activity and depletes supplies of DA and NE. The brain has special transport enzymes that import l-tyrosine across the blood-brain barrier, as needed to replete DA and NE. In a double-blind clinical trial, a 2-gram dose of tyrosine helped undergrad students perform better at multitasking, to "make the right choices" under mental challenge.
Supports Healthy Adrenal Gland Function
Emotional intensity or stress stimulates the adrenals to release NE, and E (epinephrine, adrenaline) that they make from NE. This NE helps the brain cope with the challenge. The adrenals also rely on DA for their normal stress response. Healthy adrenal function requires ample l-tyrosine to sustain their production of DA, NE and E.
Supports Healthy Thyroid Gland Function
The thyroid makes the hormone thyroxine (tetraiodothyronine, T4). This hormone helps regulate the body's energy metabolism, but when under stress may make less T4. The brain needs l-tyrosine in order to regulate the thyroid to ensure T4 production.
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Ingredients & Facts
Tyrosine (technically, l-tyrosine) is an amino acid that is a building block for proteins but also a precursor (starting molecule) for two very important catecholamine nerve transmitters: dopamine (DA) and norepinephrine (NE). Both are essential for cognition and for the brain's "executive" functions that include making decisions. DA is essential for attention, for working memory (roughly equivalent to multitasking), and generally for cognitive flexibility. NE helps control the brain's timely adaptability to rapidly changing circumstances, and the two work synergistically to support the brain's executive functions. The adrenal glands also need tyrosine, to make DA, NE and E (epinephrine, adrenaline) for their important role in coping with stress. The thyroid gland needs tyrosine to make the hormone thyroxine, and is also vulnerable to stress. Supplementing with Tyrosine from BrainMD Health helps ensure adequate supplies of l-tyrosine to the brain, adrenals, thyroid, and other organs.