Ingredients & DescriptionThe dietary supplement, L-Phenylalanine 500 mg, is an amino acid produced naturally by a microbiological fermentation process and is an essential component of protein found naturally in the human body.
Phenylalanine is an essential amino acid (a building block for proteins in the body), meaning the body needs it for health but cannot make it. You have to get it from food or supplements.
The body changes phenylalanine into tyrosine, another amino acid that's needed to make proteins, brain chemicals, including L-dopa, epinephrine, and norepinephrine, and thyroid hormones. Because norepinephrine affects mood, different forms of phenylalanine have been proposed to treat depression. Symptoms of phenylalanine deficiency include confusion, lack of energy, depression, decreased alertness, memory problems, and lack of appetite.
Directions: Take one capsule daily with a meal or glass of water.Use only as directed by your healthcare provider.
Serving Size: 1 capsule
*Daily Value not established
Other Ingredients: Gelatin capsule