Nutritional Supplements Library
What is Phenylalanine?
Phenylalanine is an essential (body can not manufacture) alpha-amino acid. For this reason, phenylalanine must be obtained from food. Amino acids are the building blocks of protein. It exists in two forms, a D and an L form, which are mirror-image molecules. It is important to note that phenylalanine itself is not present in the food. Rather, the artificial sweetener aspartame (e.g. Equal, NutraSweet) is present. The body converts phenylalanine into tyrosine, another amino acid essential for making proteins, certain brain chemicals, and thyroid hormones. Symptoms of phenylalanine deficiency include confusion, lack of energy, decreased alertness, decreased memory, and diminished appetite.
Phenylalanine is 50% of aspartame,it is artificial sweetner, There are over 92 different health side effects associated with aspartame consumption including death.Aspartame was discovered as an ulcer drug, not a sweetener. Every diet drink (which contains aspartame) you used to drink was a dose of medication.
What is the effective dosage of Phenylalanine supplementation?
Phenylalanine is found naturally in foods such as eggs, milk, milk products, bananas, soya, fish, meat and certain nuts. Avoid using phenylalanine in it's isolated form.
What are the benefits of Phenylalanine supplementation?
The body converts phenylalanine into tyrosine, another amino acid, tyrosine is necessary for the synthesis of proteins and the production of the neurotransmitters dopamine and norepinephrine.
What are the side effects of Phenylalanine supplementation?
T• Phenylalanine can be very harmful to diabetics.
• If you are PKU (Phenylketonuric) or sensitive to phenylalanine, you will react to the phenylalanine in aspartame. You many want to get a blood test to check for this condition.
• The genetic disorder Phenylketonuria (PKU) is an inability to metabolize phenylalanine. Individuals with this disorder are known as "phenylketonurics", and must avoid consumption of phenylalanine.
• Phenylalanine (Overdosage) is a neurotoxin and excites the neurons in the brain to the point of cellular death. • It is not safe during pregnancy or breast feeding.