A 31-year-old member asked:
Can the body store the extra amount of tyrosine supplements?
2 doctor answers • 2 doctors weighed in
Dr. Daniel Postellonanswered
Pediatric Endocrinology 49 years experience
No: No, but they are part of the body's proteins.
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Dr. James Fergusonanswered
Pediatrics 48 years experience
? depends: The material will become part of your protein if needed for cell protein repair but excesses are broken down and converted. They can eventually be converted to either a storage form of starch or fat.
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Can the body store the extra amount of the tyrosine?
1 doctor answer • 6 doctors weighed in
Dr. Glen Elliottanswered
Child Psychiatry 45 years experience
No: Tyrosine is not stored. The body has a way of making it directly, so it is not an "essential amino acid, " meaning one that you have to get from food. It gets caught up in a number of different systems in the brain and the rest of the body, and what doesn't get used gets metabolized and excreted.
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Last updated Nov 24, 2017
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