L-Phenylalanine is an essential amino acid that cannot be produced by the body and must be ingested from the diet.
It is the precursor first of L-tyrosine and subsequently of the neurotransmitters norepinephrine (the cerebral equivalent of adrenalin), epinephrine and dopamine (which contributes to a sense of well-being): it's a mild brain stimulant and is well-tolerated. Via different pathways, it can also be converted into phenylethylamine, a substance that occurs naturally in the brain and which elevates mood.
¤ L-Phenylalanine also initiates production of the hormone cholecystokinin (CCK) in the intestine which sends a signal of satiety to the brain, thus suppressing appetite. Research in humans shows that taking a combination of amino acids, including L-phenylalanine, half an hour before a meal reduces by 22.5% the amount of food consumed: it is a natural, safe appetite-suppressant.
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Take 1 or 2 capsules morning or afternoon on an empty stomach.
Precautions: Do not exceed the recommended daily dose. This product is a nutritional supplement and should not replace a varied, balanced diet. Keep out of childrens' reach. Store away from direct light, heat and humidity. As with any nutritional supplement, you should consult a health professional before taking this product if you are pregnant, breastfeeding or have a health problem.