The production of norepinephrine begins in the hypothalamus. First the amino acid L-phenylalanine is converted into tryrosine. Then Tyrosine is converted into norepinephrine. Tyrosine can be supplements to increase norepinephrine but is usually connected with headaches.
If you experience three or move of these symptoms you may be deficient in norepinephrine:
- You suffer from lack of energy.
- You often find it difficult to get going.
- You suffer from decreased drive.
- You often start projects and don't finish them.
- You frequently need to sleep or hibernate from the world.
- You feel depressed often.
- You feel paranoid at times.
- Your survival feels threatened.
- You are bored a great deal of the time.
L-phenylalanine can be taken once or twice daily on an empty stomach. If you experience rapid heartbeat, agitation, or hyperactivity reduce the dosage on the bottle. If you are noticing progress L-glutamine increases the effectiveness of L-phenylalanine. L-phenylalanine can increase blood pressure so speak with your doctor before you begin this supplement. This also must be taken on an empty stomach.
SAMe increases the action of several neurotransmitters by binding hormones to their cell receptors. It helps maintain mitochondrial function at peak levels releasing energy production in the brain and its antioxidant properties.