Tyrosine supplements with the fewest additives

Tyrosine is an amino acid that may be useful to take before exercise, and may improve blood pressure and cognition. However, many tyrosine products contain more than just the L-tyrosine. I try to avoid such excipients when possible. If you want to do the same, my recommendations are:

No-additive L-tyrosine gelatin capsule recommendations:

Photo of Biotics Research L-Tyrosine (Gelatin Capsules)
Biotics Research L-Tyrosine (Gelatin Capsules)
Positives:
  • silica-free / silicon-dioxide-free
  • sorbitol-free
  • free of gums
Negatives:
(none)
All ingredients:

L-tyrosine, gelatin, water.

Photo of PureBulk L-Tyrosine (Gelatin Capsules)
PureBulk L-Tyrosine (Gelatin Capsules)
Available on PureBulk
Positives:
  • silica-free / silicon-dioxide-free
  • sorbitol-free
  • free of gums
Negatives:
(none)
All ingredients:

L-tyrosine, gelatin capsule (bovine).

No-additive L-tyrosine veggie capsule recommendations:

Photo of NutraBio L-Tyrosine (Veggie Capsules)
NutraBio L-Tyrosine (Veggie Capsules)
Available on nutrabio.com
Positives:
  • silica-free / silicon-dioxide-free
  • sorbitol-free
  • free of gums
Negatives:
(none)
All ingredients:

L-tyrosine, vegetable capsule.

Photo of Pure Encapsulations L-Tyrosine (Veggie Capsules)
Pure Encapsulations L-Tyrosine (Veggie Capsules)
Positives:
  • silica-free / silicon-dioxide-free
  • sorbitol-free
  • free of gums
Negatives:
(none)
All ingredients:

L-tyrosine (free form), vegetarian capsule (cellulose from pesticide-free Southern pine, probably hydroxypropyl methylcellulose, water).

Photo of PureBulk L-Tyrosine (Veggie Capsules)
PureBulk L-Tyrosine (Veggie Capsules)
Available on PureBulk
Positives:
  • silica-free / silicon-dioxide-free
  • sorbitol-free
  • free of gums
Negatives:
(none)
All ingredients:

L-tyrosine, cellulose capsule.

No-additive L-tyrosine powder recommendations:

There's a lot of powders to choose from. As of this writing, BulkSupplements brand is the cheapest per gram.

Photo of BulkSupplements L-Tyrosine (Powder)
BulkSupplements L-Tyrosine (Powder)
Available on Bulk Supplements
Positives:
  • silica-free / silicon-dioxide-free
  • sorbitol-free
  • free of gums
Negatives:
(none)
All ingredients:

L-tyrosine.

Photo of NOW Foods L-Tyrosine (Powder)
NOW Foods L-Tyrosine (Powder)
Available on iHerb
Positives:
  • silica-free / silicon-dioxide-free
  • sorbitol-free
  • free of gums
Negatives:
(none)
All ingredients:

L-tyrosine.

Photo of NutraBio L-Tyrosine (Powder)
NutraBio L-Tyrosine (Powder)
Available on nutrabio.com
Positives:
  • silica-free / silicon-dioxide-free
  • sorbitol-free
  • free of gums
Negatives:
(none)
All ingredients:

L-tyrosine.

Photo of PureBulk L-Tyrosine (Powder)
PureBulk L-Tyrosine (Powder)
Available on PureBulk
Positives:
  • silica-free / silicon-dioxide-free
  • sorbitol-free
  • free of gums
Negatives:
(none)
All ingredients:

L-tyrosine.

Photo of Source Naturals L-Tyrosine (Powder)
Source Naturals L-Tyrosine (Powder)
Available on iHerb
Positives:
  • silica-free / silicon-dioxide-free
  • sorbitol-free
  • free of gums
Negatives:
(none)
All ingredients:

L-tyrosine.

In the UK?

The recommended BulkSupplements and PureBulk powders will ship internationally, or you can try Metabolics brand veggie caps if you don't mind methylcellulose:

Metabolics Tyrosine (Veggie Capsules)
Available on metabolics.com
Positives:
  • silica-free / silicon-dioxide-free
  • sorbitol-free
  • free of gums
Negatives:
(none)
All ingredients:

L-tyrosine, methylcellulose capsule.

Outside the US/UK?

The recommended BulkSupplements and PureBulk powders will ship internationally.

If you frequently need US-based products, Reship.com and MyUS.com can forward packages to you from the US.

If you find a better option in your country, please let me know in the comments.


Other tyrosine products

The following are other tyrosine products I'm aware of, sorted alphabetically.

Name Ingredients
Advance Physician Formulas L-Tyrosine (Gelatin Capsules)

L-tyrosine, magnesium stearate, and gelatin.

Bluebonnet Nutrition L-Tyrosine (Veggie Capsules)

L-tyrosine (free-form), 100% kosher vegetable capsules, vegetable cellulose, vegetable magnesium stearate, silica.

California Gold Nutrition L-Tyrosine (Gelatin Capsules)

L-tyrosine, gelatin (capsule), magnesium stearate (vegetable source) and stearic acid (vegetable source).

Country Life Gluten-Free L-Tyrosine (Veggie Capsules)

L-tyrosine, vitamin B6 (as pyridoxine hydrochloride), cellulose (capsule shell), cellulose, magnesium stearate, silica.

Designs for Health L-Tyrosine (Veggie Capsules)

L-tyrosine, microcrystalline cellulose, vegetable stearate, silicon dioxide.

Genetic Solutions L-Tyrosine (Gelatin Capsules)

L-tyrosine, rice powder, magnesium stearate, gelatin.

GNC L-Tyrosine (Vegetarian Tablets)

L-tyrosine, cellulose, food glaze.

Jarrow Formulas L-Tyrosine (Gelatin Capsules)

L-tyrosine, cellulose, magnesium stearate (vegetable source), and silicon dioxide. Capsule consists of gelatin.

Metabolic Maintenance L-Tyrosine (Veggie Capsules)

L-tyrosine, vegetarian capsule, l-leucine.

Nature's Life L-Tyrosine (Gelatin Capsules)

L-tyrosine (as free-form l-tyrosine), gelatin (capsule), cellulose, magnesium stearate.

Nature's Plus L-Tyrosine (Veggie Capsules)

L-tyrosine, silica, vegetable cellulose (USP) and purified water.

NOW Foods L-Tyrosine (Gelatin Capsules)

L-tyrosine, gelatin (capsule), magnesium stearate (vegetable source) and stearic acid (vegetable source).

Progressive Laboratories L-Tyrosine (Gelatin Capsules)

L-tyrosine, vegetable magnesium stearate, gelatin.

Puritan's Pride L-Tyrosine (Veggie Capsules)

L-tyrosine (USP), vegetarian capsule (hydroxypropyl methylcellulose, water), L-leucine, silicon dioxide.

Seeking Health L-Tyrosine (Veggie Capsules)

L-tyrosine (USP), vegetarian capsule (hydroxypropyl methylcellulose, water), L-leucine, silicon dioxide.

Solaray L-Tyrosine (Gelatin Capsules)

L-tyrosine, gelatin (capsule), cellulose, magnesium stearate.

Solgar L-Tyrosine (Veggie Capsules)

L-tyrosine, vegetable cellulose, microcrystalline cellulose, vegetable magnesium stearate, vegetable stearic acid.

Source Naturals L-Tyrosine (Tablets)

L-tyrosine (free-form), dibasic calcium phosphate, sorbitol, stearic acid, colloidal silicon dioxide, magnesium stearate, and modified cellulose gum.

Swanson Premium L-Tyrosine (Gelatin Capsules)

L-tyrosine (free form amino acid), gelatin, magnesium stearate.

Thompson L-Tyrosine (Gelatin Capsules)

L-tyrosine, gelatin (capsule), cellulose and magnesium stearate.

Thorne Research L-Tyrosine (Veggie Capsules)

L-tyrosine, hypromellose (derived from cellulose) capsule, leucine, silicon dioxide.

Twinlab L-Tyrosine (Gelatin Capsules)

L-tyrosine, gelatin, silica, medium chain triglycerides, magnesium stearate.


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