What is N-Acetyl L-Tyrosine?
NALT is a particular form of the amino acid L-Thyrosine. This is a non-essential amino acid which means that the body can produce this amino acid itself. Essential amino acids must be obtained by the body from the diet and therefore cannot be produced by the body.
The main difference between N-Acetyl L-Tyrosine (NALT) and Tyrosine is that NALT is more soluble in water. NALT’s increased solubility should theoretically make it more bioavailable than L-Tyrosine. In addition, some sources report that the Actyl form of Tyrosine improves the crossing of the blood-brain barrier. Both claims have not been proven in scientific studies.
Next Valley is legally prohibited from making statements about the properties and uses of N-Acetyl L-Tyrosine (NALT) if they have not been approved as a health claim by the European Commission.
For more information, we refer you to external sources.
- The L-Tyrosine monograph of Stichting Ortho Health Foundation.
- The SupplementsWijzer App of Eigenkracht takes a closer look at 3000 ingredients . Eigenkracht is a program of the Doping Authority.
- The analysis of L-Tyrosine on Examine.com contains 68 unique references to scientific articles.
The optimal dose of N-Acetyl L-Tyrosine is 250-500mg per day. It may be wise to discuss with your doctor whether a tyrosine supplement is a good fit for your lifestyle. When taking MAO inhibitors you should not use NALT.
A number of side effects may be observed. These mainly occur with excessive use. Migraines and problems with the digestive system are symptoms that sometimes occur.