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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 of Phenylalanine are claimed to be potentially beneficial for:
Adequate amounts of Phenylalanine are claimed to be potentially preventative for:
Excessive intake of Phenylalanine may involve the following risks:
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)
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Phenylalanine : essential aromatic amino acid that is a precursor of melanin, dopamine, norepinephrine and thyroxine.
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