Should You Include L-Tyrosine In Your Pre-Workout Supplementation?
With many pre workout ingredients being more aimed at boosting energy levels and increasing performance, its worth considering just how better your workouts (and results) could be if you were able to focus or concentrate more in the gym..
L-Tyrosine appears in a number of pretty decent pre workout supplements for just that very reason.. it is an amino acid that helps to reduce stress and improve focus, that ultimately enables you to concentrate on your exercises, helping you to perform them correctly, and allowing you to get the very best results from your efforts.
What Is L-Tyrosine
L-Tyrosine is an amino acid that when taken in supplement form can help to promote the secretion of Noradrenaline and Dopamine in the brain…. these two hormones are part of the group often called the ‘feel good hormones’ as they are very effective at reducing anxiety and stress, allowing the brain to become more relaxed and able to focus on the task in hand ( in this case your workout).
It also helps to improve memory as part of the stress reducing effects (feeling stressed often makes us forget things as we have all no doubt experienced at times)
Safe Doses Of L-Tyrosine
The most effective dose range for taking L-Tyrosine as a stress reducer before exercise is around 500-2000mg approximately 30-60 minutes before workout…
Human Studies have been carried out using a dose range of around 10mg/kg bodyweight.
The Effects Of L-Tyrosine
L-Tyrosine has been shown to help Increase:
- Cognitive Function
- Subjective Well Being
- Working memory.
It Also Helps Reduce
There have been some studies that have looked at the effect of L-Tyrosine in those performing physical exercise…
Fatigue has been shown to help reduce the general decline in brain performance normally associated with moderate to long term exertion…. L-Tyrosine has shown that it goes some way to reducing this affect, but it does not directly improve the physical side of performance..
L-Tyrosine is a worthwhile addition to your pre workout supplementation… while it has no actual energy boosting benefits, it most certainly helps to boost your focus….