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Tyrosine

Tyrosine is a non-essential amino acid the body makes from another amino acid called phenylalanine.

It is a building block for several important brain chemicals called neurotransmitters, including epinephrine, norepinephrine, and dopamine.

Tyrosine is found in soy products, chicken, turkey, fish, peanuts, almonds, avocados, bananas, milk, cheese, yogurt, cottage cheese, lima beans, pumpkin seeds, and sesame seeds.

Tyrosine is also available as a dietary supplement, in capsule or tablet form.

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