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Phenylalanine: Phenylalanine is one of a variety of essential amino acids, which make up the foundation and structure of protein in the body and have many important functions. People generally get all the phenylalanine they need through foods, such as meats, eggs cheese, milk, nuts, soy, and the artificial sweetener aspartame. Phenylalanine is also available in supplements.

Adequate Amounts Claimed As Beneficial For Conditions: Phenylalanine

Adequate amounts of Phenylalanine are claimed to be potentially beneficial for:

Adequate Amounts Claimed As Preventative For Conditions: Phenylalanine

Adequate amounts of Phenylalanine are claimed to be potentially preventative for:

Toxicity/Overdose Risks For Supplement Or Excessive Intake: Phenylalanine

Excessive intake of Phenylalanine may involve the following risks:

  • Hypertension
  • Tardive dyskinesia
  • Jitteriness
  • Anxiety
  • Hyperactivity
  • Nerve damage
  • Nausea
  • Heartburn
  • Headaches
  • Not for use by pregnancy or lactating women
  • Not for use by people with schizophrenia
  • Not for use by people with kidney disease and phenylketonuria (PKU)
  • Dietary intake must be restricted for people with kidney disease and phenylketonuria (PKU)
  • Taking one type of amino acid for extended periods may affect the balance and function of others
  • Possible interactions with other supplements and medications
  • Consult with your healthcare provider before using any supplements, herbal remedies, and alternative therapies

Descriptions of Phenylalanine

Phenylalanine: An essential aromatic amino acid in humans (provided by food), Phenylalanine plays a key role in the biosynthesis of other amino acids and is important in the structure and function of many proteins and enzymes. Phenylalanine is converted to tyrosine, used in the biosynthesis of dopamine and norepinephrine neurotransmitters. The L-form of Phenylalanine is incorporated into proteins, while the D-form acts as a painkiller. Absorption of ultraviolet radiation by Phenylalanine is used to quantify protein amounts. (NCI04)
Source: Diseases Database

Phenylalanine : essential aromatic amino acid that is a precursor of melanin, dopamine, norepinephrine and thyroxine.
Source: CRISP

Phenylalanine: Other Names

Other names for this supplements (Phenylalanine) include:

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