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Free form amino acid. Supplies both the D and L forms of phenylalanine. Helps the body cope with stress and supports elevated moods.*
What is Vitacost DLPA DL-Phenylalanine?
Vitacost DLPA DL-Phenylalanine is a combination of the D and L forms of the amino acid phenylalanine. Phenylalanine is an essential amino acid, meaning the body needs it, but can’t make it on its own—it must be obtained through diet. Foods such as meat, poultry, fish, milk, eggs and cheese are good sources of phenylalanine.
L-phenylalanine is a precursor to neurochemicals and hormones such as dopamine, epinephrine, norepinephrine, adrenaline and noradrenaline, which are released during times of stress or excitement. Adrenal hormones help the body prepare for action during times of fight or flight. Neurochemicals give rise to feelings of euphoria, happiness and mood elevation.*
D-phenylalanine is known to block the activity of carboxypeptidase, an enzyme which degrades enkephalins, which are morphine-like substances that gives marathon runners what’s known as “runner’s high.” Phenylalanine also synthesizes phenylethylamine, the molecule found in chocolate that is responsible for pleasurable effects on mood.*
Phenylalanine is also a precursor to tyrosine, which aids in the function of the thyroid hormone production. Phenylalanine has also been shown to stimulate the release of the intestinal hormone cholesystokinin (CCK), which tells the brain when you have eaten enough food or have the sensation of fullness. Cholesystokinin helps a person feel satisfied or satiated, which can help lessen the desire for eating a second helping.*
How does Vitacost DLPA DL-Phenylalanine support health?
Why choose Vitacost DLPA DL-Phenylalanine?
Vitacost nutritional products are manufactured to high standards of quality, efficacy and safety. Each Vitacost product meets or exceeds the standards and requirements set forth in the FDA’s Code of Federal Regulation (21 CFR, 111) Current Good Manufacturing Practices (CGMP).
*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.