Life platform ad
Supplement information: PHENYLALANINE
Image ...
General description Antidepressive essential amino acid.
Found - almonds
- avocado
- bananas
- beans
- brewer yeas
- dairy products
- eggs
- seafood, fish
- legumes
- meat
- pumpkin seeds
Anti-aging role - used to treat depression
- various forms of phenylalanine may be useful as a treatment for vitiligo
- D - phenylalanin has been suggested as a treatment of rheumatoid arthritis, muscle pain, osteoarthritis
- phenylalanine governs release of the hormone cholecystokinine (CCK) that signals the brain to feel satisfied after eating
Deficiency symptoms - apathy, lethargy
- loss of pigmentation in the hair
- edema
- muscle loss, fat loss
- liver damage
- weakness
- slowed growth in children
- skin lesions
- thyroid function disorders
Therapeutic doses L - phenylalanine: 500 mg - 4 g /day to treat depression
D or DL phenylalanine: 100 - 400 mg / day - to treat depression
D phenylalanine: 2,5 g /day to treat chronic pain
Maximum safe level Not established. However doses of 1, 5 g and above3 can cause side effects.
Side effects - anxiety
- headaches
- mildly elevated blood pressure
Contraindications - Parkinson disease
- phenylketonuria
- hypertension
- kidney or liver disease
- pregnancy, lactating
Interactions Interactions
- monoamino oxidase inhibitors
- antipsychotic drugs (tardive dyskinesia)
- levodopa (interfere with absorption)"
Composition formulas - in L or D-phenylalanine form, in 50:50 combination (DL-phenylalanine)
- in combination with other amino acids
- capsules, powder or tablets
Other remarks - once inside the body phenylalanine is converted into tyrosine which is than converted into L - dopa, norepinephrine and epinephrine