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Tyrosine for Cognitive Enhancement


#1

"People are different: tyrosine's modulating effect on cognitive control in healthy humans may depend on individual differences related to dopamine function"

http://journal.frontiersin.org/journal/10.3389/fpsyg.2014.01101/full

Do you find that tyrosine impoves your cognition?


#2

I'll be using it as part of a fat-burning stack soon so I'll let you know


#3

Thanks mate. What stack are you on ATM?


#4

no fat burning stack currently, but when I do it'll be clen, yohimbine, tryosine and green tea exract. My diet'll be a PSMF.

If you're not into running clen, you could use ephedrine instead.


#5

bookmarked, will read later.


#6

I've been experimenting with Tyrosine for a couple months now. I've used 2 grams 2x per day for work purposes and 3 grams 1x for musical performances. It's early days yet, but so far I notice greater focus with the 3 gram dose. I don't know if 2 grams is sufficient to do anything remarkable.


#7

Not surprised to hear that at all. According to US Military Research you might need doses as high 100mg/1 kg body-weight. This means 10 grams for someone like me.


#8

Ephedrine works great (in low doses) for energy but doesn't combine well with tyrosine in my experience.


#9

Interesting. I'll give that a try, although it would get pricey to use on a daily basis at that dose. So far I've been using it situationally, which is sufficient for my needs.


#10

aye probably not, but with all those drugs in me I'll feel like shit anyway. I just suck it up for a month


#11

I use Tyrosine as spring approaches. It causes you to have more melanine in your skin, so you get a better suntan.

'Works very well for that purpose.


#12

That's is probably the best approach anyway- you don't want to use it on a daily basis due to tolerance issues.


#13

Any subjective feelings on Clen?


#14

It sure as shit works! Every day you wake up looking better.

The sides aren't really all that bad. Muscle cramps and shakes for the most part. I dose it reasonably conservatively compared to some.


#15

It would be cool if you kept this thread updated, or started a new one on your cut/stack. I would like to know how it goes and how you feel throughout, because I care...


#16

sure man, no worries


#17

So, back to Tyrosine. Took 5 grams about 1 hour before a 3 hour musical performance yesterday. I felt... good. Concentration and energy were up, anxiety was down a small amount (I always get nervous before performing). No "buzz" like I would get if added extra caffeine. I just felt like I focused better than I ordinarily would.

The effect lasted nearly the entire 3 hours. I felt energy lag a bit for the last 30 minutes, which is typical.

For the record, I am a 145 lb female and I would definitely say 5 grams is better than 3 grams for me.


#18

Yes, tyrosine doesn't amp you up the same way as other stimulants but in my experience it allows you to perform when the time comes


#19

Its damn good and you should definitely experiment with other nootropics.


#20

I tried a huge number of them. Tyrosine ranks easily in the top 3