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What foods are highest in tyrosine?

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Dr. Rick Kirschner answered

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Tyrosine is an Amino Acid precursor of two neurotransmitters, norepinephrine and dopamine. Some patients take it to increase their energy, alertness, and improve their mood. However, it can raise blood pressure. It is found in dairy, soy, meats, fruits and vegetables, nuts, seeds, beans, and grains. I believe it is highest in seaweed and soy protein.

Answered Sep 2, 2019

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Dr. Mark Fisher answered

Specializes in Neurology

Tyrosine is not an essential amino acid. Your body can make all the tyrosine it needs from phenylalanine, which IS an essential amino acid. Any exogenous tyrosine simply lowers your requirement for phenylalanine, any excess of which the body then wastes or burns as fuel.

Answered Sep 4, 2019

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