Compound Summary

Tyrosine, a non-essential amino acid synthesized from phenylalanine, plays a crucial role in skin health. Serving as a precursor for vital compounds, it contributes significantly to various skin functions. Tyrosine is integral to melanin synthesis, the pigment responsible for skin, hair, and eye coloration. By facilitating melanin production, it helps shield the skin from harmful UV radiation. Moreover, tyrosine exhibits antioxidant properties, aiding in the neutralization of free radicals and protecting skin cells from oxidative damage. Additionally, tyrosine plays a role in collagen synthesis, essential for maintaining skin elasticity and firmness. Through its involvement in collagen production, tyrosine aids in reducing wrinkles and promoting a youthful complexion.

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