L-Tyrosine is an amino acid (a protein building block). It’s important to almost every protein in the body! It also happens to be a precursor for some pretty important stuff like dopamine, epinephrine and norepinephrine as well as a bunch of other neurotransmitters.

Being that I see so many patients with a sluggish thyroid, I have to say this is one of my favourite supplements to add in.Our thyroid combines tyrosine and iodine to make thyroid hormones, see how it can play an important role? We are quick to focus on iodine but seem to forget the importance of tyrosine.

Wether you are supplementing with thyroid meds or not this is a great addition. Side note we tend to utilize compounded desiccated thyroid much more than synthetic versions in my practice, if you are looking to switch or have proper testing done we are happy to help!

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