I have been listening to some of Dr. Mark Starr's interviews by Eliezer Ben-Joseph, ND on his Natural Solutions Radio. One of the statements was something to the effect that all single cell organisms...algae, fungi, viruses, protozoa, bacteria, have the amino acids tyrosine and histidine in their membranes. Iodine denatures these amino acids...thereby killing these single celled organisms....
I am wondering if I am feeding these buggers by taking my tyrosine? I do seem to have more energy when I take some... backed off a little when sleep issues continued.
Does this sound logical? Thank you.
Iodine does destroy microorganisms partially through denaturing of the proteins in cell walls and membranes and partially from interfering with respiratory enzymes within the cells.
Taking tyrosine is not going to make a difference though. Youur body is going to get tyrosine directly from diet or from phenylalanine anyway.