L-Tyrosine is a nonessential amino acid that is used by the body to synthesize proteins. The name “Tyrosine” comes from the Greek word for cheese, “Tyros,” because it was first isolated from cheese in 1864. Tyrosine is present in many protein-rich foods such as cheese and dairy products, meat, poultry, and fish. L-Tyrosine plays an important role in the body’s metabolic process and may aid in maintaining healthy weight when taken in conjunction with a healthy diet and exercise.* It may also promote a calm mood and support mental function.** These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.