(See also DLPA)
L-phenylalanine is an essential amino acid. The body cannot synthesize independently, so the amino acid must be obtained from foods containing animal or plant source proteins.
Health Benefits of L-Phenylalanine
L-phenylalanine helps the body build proteins and manufacture the amino acid L-tyrosine, among other important substances. Tyrosine is an important precursor in the production of the neurotransmitters norepinephrine and dopamine, low levels of which are linked to depression.
Use as directed.
Side-effects and Cautions:
May exacerbate symptoms of tardive dyskinesia in some schizophrenics. May cause hypertension when used in conjunction with MAO inhibitor antidepressants. Pregnant/nursing women, individuals with tardive dyskinesia, schizophrenia, or hypertension should not use L-phenylalanine.