Originally Posted by Under the Radar
If tyrosine converts into L-dopa why we shouldn't just take L-dopa instead? I've read it works pretty well in combination with EGCG or any other antioxidant as long is not taken everyday.
Because its too expensive & an obscure supplement & because without a decarboxylase inhibitor its better the dopa be slowly created from tyrosine
I wish DOPA was cheap but yea, all tyrosine does is convert to DOPA as its first step.