NOW L-Tyrosine supports mental alertness and healthy glandular function.* L-Tyrosine is a conditionally indispensable amino acid required for the production of the neurotransmitters dopamine, adrenaline, and noradrenaline, as well as for the skin pigment, melanin. Noradrenaline (norepinephrine) and adrenaline (epinephrine) are the main actors in the body's response to acute stress and, along with dopamine, help to support a positive mood and mental alertness. In addition, L-Tyrosine is especially critical for the normal function of the thyroid gland.* The L-Tyrosine used in this product is Pharmaceutical Grade.