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Re: Amino Acids anyone?

Posted by josh on September 19, 2000, at 16:42:08

In reply to Amino Acids anyone?, posted by gritslad on August 21, 2000, at 19:28:05

Hey there--
I've had some experience with amino acids. Both phenyalanine and tyrosine are both good for deppresion. However, if you take phenylalanine, make sure it is DLPA, so you may get the full effect of both D and L Phenylalanine. Also, make sure you take some vitamins b6 and c to help ensure maximum absorption. Following info is from a website,

What do they do? L-phenylalanine serves as a building block for the various proteins that are produced in the body. L-phenylalanine can be converted to L-tyrosine (another amino acid) and subsequently to L-dopa, norepinephrine, and epinephrine. L-phenylalanine can also be converted (through a separate pathway) to phenylethylamine, a substance that occurs naturally in the brain and appears to elevate mood.

D-phenylalanine is not normally found in the body and cannot be converted to L-tyrosine, L-dopa, or norepinephrine. As a result, D-phenylalanine is converted primarily to phenylethylamine (the potential mood elevator). D-phenylalanine also appears to influence certain chemicals in the brain that relate to pain sensation.

Good luck.




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