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An important ingredient in Full Focus is tyrosine, which is an amino acid that directly affects the brain. Tyrosine is used in the production of neurotransmitters. A neurotransmitter is the chemical messenger used to talk to other neurons. Tyrosine is the building material that helps make the neurotransmitters dopamine and norepinephrine. Dopamine is our main focus neurotransmitter, so, Full Focus is a great name for this product. When dopamine is either elevated or low, we can have focus issues, such as not remembering where we put our keys, forgetting what a paragraph said when we just finished reading it, (like the one you just read), or simply daydreaming and not being able to stay on task. Been there!

When these neurotransmitters are imbalanced they can encourage anger, tension, over-arousal, fear, stress, aggressive behaviors, violent impulses, obsessive compulsive actions and thoughts, anxiety and sleep disturbances.  Neurotransmitter levels can be depleted many ways. As a matter of fact, it is estimated that 86% of Americans have suboptimal neurotransmitter levels. Stress, poor diet, neurotoxins, genetic predisposition, drug (prescription and recreational), alcohol and caffeine usage can cause these levels to be out of the optimal range.

Study of tyrosine’s presence in the body and its function revealed that it plays a very important role in conveying signals throughout the body. Some of the research has found that tyrosine if taken regularly can sharpen the memory.  Specifically, these research studies state that the brain is the most affected organ if the level of tyrosine decreases in the body, so Full Focus has 300mg. in it just to make sure you have enough. Coming up I’ll tell you about SAMe.


Radhia Gleis, Wellness Director

 Full Focus is available in all of our stores and online at Martin's Wellness found under the Brain/Memory catagory!

Radhia Gleis, CCN, is a Board Certified Clinical Nutritionist/Holistic Practitioner, Wellness Director for Martin's Compounding & Wellness Pharmacies with three locations in the Austin area. She is available for private consultation at the LakeHills Pharmacy, M-F, 1:30 to 6:30pm. Contact [email protected]