L-Tyrosine from Solgar is a nutritional supplement that provides the body with an optimal dose of the amino acid tyrosine. Tyrosine helps maintain a good state of mind, to fight chronic fatigue and anxiety. It also helps to reduce appetite and stimulates lipid metabolism, which in turn promotes the loss of body fat.
It is a non-essential amino acid (synthesized from the hydroxylation of phenylalanine, another amino acid), although it is considered very necessary because it is a precursor to certain essential neurotransmitters, such as dopamine, norepinephrine, epinephrine and L-dopa, which regulate feelings such as safety, mood, stress or mental function. They also regulate sexual response by increasing libido.
L-tyrosine is also a precursor of the thyroid hormones that are essential for metabolism management and also of melanin, the pigment that protects our dermis from the harmful effects of the UVA rays.