Tyrosine Deficiency

Tyrosine is a non-essential amino acid, so the body can make enough of its own, but deficiency can occur and the following are the only people who may experience it:

  1. People on low protein diets
    People who are on low protein diets may become deficient not just in tyrosine but all of the amino acids (and especially the essential amino acids) if their protein intake is not sufficient.
  2. Strict vegans and vegetarians
    Some really strict vegans and vegetarians may become deficient not just in tyrosine but all of the amino acids (and especially the essential amino acids) if they are not combining their foods correctly to get the correct balance of protein and amino acids.
Tyrosine is a non-essential amino acid, so the body can make enough of its own, but deficiency can occur

Tyrosine Deficiency Symptoms

Symptoms of tyrosine deficiency include:

  • Low blood pressure
  • Low body temperature
  • Restless legs syndrome

People with any of these symptoms should seek advice from their medical practitioner to determine if tyrosine supplementation is required.

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