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Re: Supplement plan - d-,l-phenylalanine??

Posted by Larry Hoover on December 5, 2002, at 13:41:45

In reply to Re: Supplement plan - d-,l-phenylalanine?? Larry Hoover, posted by pelorojo on December 5, 2002, at 12:15:54

> I've been wondering about d-phenylalanine alone - any benefit of taking it alone instead of in the d,l form? There's a product called 'endorphenyl" which is d-phenylalanine alone. It allegedly inhibits endorphin/enkephalin breakdown. I believe that's a good thing if you have chronic pain but would it be if you have PTSD (which, at some points in the disorder, you supposedly have too much endorphins)?

I don't recall anything that suggests that PTSD is linked to too much endorphin. Do you have any idea where you saw that?

I love these questions people throw around. I had not realized that d-phenylalanine inhibited the breakdown of endorphins and enkephalins, but it clearly does.

Unless I find that DLPA (the racemic mix of isomers) is contra-indicated for PTSD, there is no reason to take pure l- or pure d-. DLPA is cheaper, and supplies two different beneficial effects.

Thanks, dude. Time to go check the PTSD thing.





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