Also remember that all the neurotransmitters in the brain that are derived from dietary nutrients (the mono-amines, dopamine, serotonin, nor-epinephrine and epinephrine) are all derived from L-tyrosine and L-tryptophan (for serotonin).
Noticed this message... Are there any particular foods that you have heard of which are high in l-tyrosine amino acid?
Nutrition and diet is not my thing. Frankly i think too many obsess over it. If i want to get smaller i eat less and more cleanly. i can be as lean as i want to be due to having the metabolism of a small country. i just don't like the distraction, weakness , and hunger of eating that way. i also like food.
Foods High in Tyrosine
Fortunately, there are many natural food sources of tyrosine. It is found in most animal and vegetable sources. Foods high in tyrosine include the following:
Meat sources including fish, chicken, and pork
Whole grains, wheat, and oats
Dairy products such as milk, cheese and yogurt
Fruits such as avocados and bananas
Legumes, beans and nuts such as almond, lima beans, sesame seeds and pumpkin seeds
Even if tyrosine is non-essential and that tyrosine is largely available through tyrosine foods, some people have increased needs of tyrosine due to one or several factors, while other suffer from tyrosine deficiency. For example, people going through depression reportedly have low tyrosine levels, as with those who suffer from phenylketonuria (marked by an inability to properly utilize phenylalanine). If you have extremely low levels of tyrosine, you will suffer from a variety of conditions, such as muscle weakness, muscle loss, mood disorders, low protein level and liver damage.
If you are one of those who have increased tyrosine level need or suffer from deficiency of the amino acid, taking in tyrosine through natural tyrosine foods is not enough. You would need actual tyrosine supplementation through tyrosine tablets or tyrosine powder forms. They are now being sold as individual supplements and sometimes in combination with other amino acids.
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