What is N-Acetyl-L-Tyrosine? N-Acetyl-L-Tyrosine, also known as NALT, is a synthetically altered form of the amino acid tyrosine. It combines tyrosine with acetic acid to boost the bioavailability and absorption of tyrosine into the body. Tyrosine is a nonessential amino acid that is used to help with the production of various important brain chemicals and hormones such as L-dopa, dopamine, noradrenaline, epinephrine, melanin, serotonin and others. How does N-Acetyl-L-Tyrosine work? Due to the addition of acetic aid, NALT is one of the most efficient ways to supplement the body with tyrosine. This is because acetic acid greatly improves the bioavailability and absorption of tyrosine into the bloodstream. Once tyrosine is absorbed into the blood a few interesting things happen. Tyrosine is covered into L-Dopa by an enzyme. L-Dopa is a direct precursor to dopamine, the pleasure neurotransmitter. When there is more L-Dopa in the body, the body produces more dopamine, leading to increases in mood. Tyrosine is also known to greatly aid in the production of epinephrine and norepinephrine in the body. These two hormones are known to control levels of physical and mental stress. By supplementing with tyrosine, the body may be able to continue producing epinephrine and norepinephrine longer than it would have normally, leading to increased physical and mental endurance. The brain chemical serotonin, the “happiness hormone” is also thought of to be greatly influenced by levels of tyrosine in the body. Supplementing with N-Acetyl-L-Tyrosine can boost the levels of serotonin in the brain, leading to an increase in mood and quality of sleep for many individuals. Why should you take N-Acetyl-L-Tyrosine? Increases important brain chemicals, hormones, and neurotransmitters Improves mood Decreases stress levels Improves sleep Increases physical and mental endurance How to use N-Acetyl-L-Tyrosine? Typical dosages of NALT for adults is around 300 – 500 mg a day. Everybody responds differently however and whereas some people may feel the effects at a lower dosage, others may feel the effects at a higher dosage. Regardless, dosage should not exceed 1,000 mg per day. (NALT is one of the main ingredients in our premier fat burning supplement: RED BURNER) What are the side effects of N-Acetyl-L-Tyrosine? There are very little to no side effects reported by most adults who supplement with tyrosine. NALT is generally considered to be a non-toxic, very safe, well tolerated supplement. In some instances people have reported side effects of migraine headaches and gastrointestinal distress.