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Solal Tyrosine 250mg 180 Capsules

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R 332.95

What  is Solal Tyrosine used for:

L-Tyrosine, an amino acid, is a building block for several important mood-enhancing brain chemicals (neurotransmitters) such as serotonin, dopamine and noradrenaline. L-Tyrosine is a precursor of thyroid hormones and it also assists in the function of the glands responsible for making and regulating hormones, including the adrenal, thyroid and pituitary glands. L-Tyrosine is, therefore, useful to improve thyroid function, for stress management, to increase low energy levels, for increased alertness, as an appetite suppressant, and to increase sexual desire.

Pharmacological Action:

L-Tyrosine is a non-essential amino acid that the body synthesises from L-Phenylalanine. For people with phenylketonuria who cannot synthesize L-Tyrosine from L-Phenylalanine, L-Tyrosine is an essential amino acid. Tyrosine is a precursor of thyroxine and melatonin. It is also a precursor in the synthesis of catecholamines, norepinephrine, epinephrine and dopamine. L-Tyrosine is classified as a large neuronal amino acid (LNAA) and competes with other LNAA’s, such as L-Tryptophan, to get in the brain. It has been suggested that the brain cannot produce enough tyrosine from L-Phenylalanine under stress. Cathecholamines like epinephrine, norepinephrine and dopamine that are synthesised from L-Tyrosine can become depleted through stress. Increasing the availability of L-Tyrosine in the brain during times of stress can reduce the damaging effects of stress. Studies have indicated that supplemental L-Tyrosine may improve memory, performance and learning under stress.

How to use Solal Tyrosine capsules:

  • To enhance thyroid function: 

    Adults: Take 2 capsules twice daily.                        Children 7 – 12 years: Half the adult dose.
  • Mood enhancing and for energy: Adults: Take 4 capsules twice daily.                  Children 7 – 12 years: Half the adult dose.
  • For increased mental alertness: Adults: Take 4-8 capsules twice daily.                   Children 7 – 12 years: Half the adult dose.
  • For improved sexual desire: Adults: Take 4-8 capsules twice daily.
  • Take on an empty stomach (30 minutes or more before meals). Because   L-Tyrosine can cause insomnia, the best times to take it are in the morning and the second dose no later than 4 pm.
Product Warnings:

Do not use this product if you are hypersensitive (allergic) to any of the ingredients. If you are on any medication or suffering from any medical condition, it is advisable to seek medical advice before starting any new medicine, supplement or remedy. Do not exceed recommended dosages unless on the advice of a healthcare practitioner. This medicine has not been evaluated by the Medicines Control Council. This medicine is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease. Health supplements are intended only to complement health or supplement the diet.

Side Effects:
The following side effects have been reported: nausea, headache, heartburn and joint pain.

Hyperthyroidism, Graves’ Disease: L-Tyrosine might exacerbate these conditions and should be avoided in individuals suffering from these conditions.
Melanoma and Glioblastoma multiforme: These tumours metabolise L-Tyrosine as part of their growth.
Schizophrenia: Individuals suffering from schizophrenia that have elevated dopamine levels should avoid taking tyrosine.

Levodopa: L-Tyrosine may decrease the effectiveness of L-Dopa, as they both compete for absorption in the proximal duodenum, doses of tyrosine and levodopa should be separated by 2 hours.
Thyroid Hormone: L-Tyrosine may have additive effects with thyroid hormone medications as tyrosine is a precursor of thyroid hormone.

Pregnancy and Breastfeeding:
Safety during pregnancy and breastfeeding has not been established.

What do Solal Tyrosine capsules contain:

  • Each capsule contains the following active ingredient:

  • L-Tyrosine - 250mg
  • Inactive ingredients: Magnesium stearate, microcrystalline cellulose, silicon dioxide and talc.

    Suitable for vegetarians.

 Pack size:  180 capsules