L-tyrosine is a conditionally essential amino acid, found naturally in foods, mainly as part of proteins. It is found in fish, meat and vegetable products such as oat flakes, almonds, avocados and wheat germ.
Tyrosine is a substance that contributes to the production of dopamine and makes you feel good about yourself. Tyrosine contributes to better thinking and memory during periods of stress.
To be sure that tyrosine is converted into dopamine, magnesium, copper, zinc and vitamins B3, B6 and B12 are required. Provided you have a varied diet, you can be sure that tyrosine is converted into dopamine.
It is one of 22 amino acids used by cells to synthesize proteins. It is popular among athletes to take pure L-Tyrosine before exercise.