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How does tyrosine affect blood sugar?

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  • AJacob Teitelbaum, Integrative Medicine, answered
    Tyrosine is the amino acid (protein building block) your body uses to make adrenaline, another adrenal stress hormone. In addition, this nutrient also makes the thyroid hormone (critical for energy) and the brain chemical neurotransmitter dopamine, which decreases cravings of all kinds, including sugar and alcohol. Dopamine also decreases depression and improves mood, so you’re less likely to turn to sugar for a quick high.
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