L-Phenylalanine and L-Tyrosine are amino acid precursors to dopamine - both must be present in order for dopamine to be synthesized. L-Phenylalanine is present in many foods (such as meat and dairy), and is converted into L-Tyrosine in the body. In turn, L-Tyrosine is converted into L-Dopa, the direct precursor to dopamine.
Each of these essential vitamins play a key role in the optimal production of dopamine. Vitamin B6 helps convert L-Dopa into dopamine, Vitamin C helps convert dopamine into norepinephrine (increasing alertness and attention), and selenium protects brain cells while regulating the amount of dopamine-producing enzymes in the brain. Each of these also have important antioxidant properties that protect cells from damage during the production and metabolism of dopamine.
Methylation is a vitally important process that occurs throughout the body. This process allows metabolic reactions to be carried out effectively and undisturbed.
Folate, Vitamin B12 and trimethylglycine are added to Dopamine Brain Food™ to lend support to the methylation process, and to aid in the generation of S-adenosyl methionine (SAM-E). SAM-E is an amino acid that also plays an important role in the methylation process by helping to convert norepinephrine to epinephrine for use in attention-based activities.
- Folate - 1 mg
- Vitamin B12 - 5 mg
- Trimethylglycine - 750 mg
Other Ingredients: vegetable capsules (cellulose, water), Ascorbyl Palmitate, Silica