Tyrosine

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How does Tyrosine work?

The body uses tyrosine to make chemical messengers that are involved in conditions involving the brain such as mental alertness.

Are there safety concerns?

Tyrosine seems safe for most adults, when taken by mouth or applied to the skin. Some people experience side effects such as nausea, headache, fatigue, heartburn, and joint pain.

There isn't enough information available to know if tyrosine is safe for children to use in medicinal amounts.

Do not use tyrosine in medicinal amounts if:
  • You are pregnant or breast-feeding.
  • You have an overactive thyroid (hyperthyroidism).
  • You have a condition known as Grave's disease.

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