Origin: Supplements or food such as beef, poultry, pork, fish, milk, yogurt, eggs, cheese, and soy products.
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Overview: L-Phenylalanine is an essential amino acid that can be readily converted into the amino acid tyrosine. L-Phenylalanine must be obtained through diet or outside supplementation. It has been shown through studies that it helps make proteins and brain chemicals such as L-dopamine, epinephrine, norepinephrine, and thyroid hormones for optimal brain development and growth.
- Addressing vitiligo by improving skin repigmentation
- Management of depression and attention deficit-hyperactivity disorder
- Improvement of motor control and tremors in people afflicted with Parkinson’s disease
- Aiding in weight loss
- Reduction of chronic pain due to osteoarthritis
- Treating pain caused by rheumatoid arthritis
Common Dosage: 33 mg/kg body weight/day