Posted by Mitch on August 8, 2001, at 8:17:49
In reply to Re: phenyalanine-DA precursor, posted by 16# on August 8, 2001, at 1:39:58
> Can anyone explain this chemistry biz to me in a layman's nutshell (or at least the mechanism of the word "precursor" in this context)? I am clueless but very interested.
"Precursor" simply means something like "comes before". If you check MB's link you will see a "food chain" of sorts that illustrates in detail the varying ways that neurotransmitters are synthesized by the body that start out as amino acids in our diet. There are some people that believe that an improved more scientific approach to nurtrition could be helpful for people suffering with depression, etc.