Tyrosine is a precursor to catecholamine neurotransmitters (dopamine, norepinephrine, and epinephrine) which effect mood.
Tyrosine supplements help support:
Proper neurological health
Adrenaline and energy production
Relief of stress symptoms
Catecholamine levels, which can lift depression.
Dopamine deficiencies are also associated with narcolepsy
Tyrosine and Depression
Low blood-levels of tyrosine may result in depression and anxiety.
As a precursor for catecholamine neurotransmitters in the brain, tyrosine deficiency can result in reduced catecholamine levels affecting stress.
Tyrosine serves in the production of enkephalins, neurotransmitters that work to suppress pain.
Tyrosine serves as a precursor to thyroid hormones that regulate metabolism, growth and development.
A tyrosine deficiency may be expressed with
Low body temperatures with cold feet or hands
Restless leg syndrome