DL Phenylananine, and essential nutrient amino acid can inhibit appetite by increasing the brain’s production of the neurotransmitter NE (norepinephrine). Phenylananine also causes the brain to release the hormone CCK (cholecystokinin) which has been shown to inhibit eating. Current appetite suppressant drugs on the market make claims to reduce appetite, but are usually stimulants that are effective for only a few weeks and often have undesirable behavioral side effects.

Phenylananine turns into a neurotransmitter in the brain. These neurotransmitters provide feelings of joy, ambition, and alertness. DL Phenylananine has also been used in cases of depression and sometimes replacing anti-depressants successfully. DLPA has also been used at Defy Medical to help patients recover from long term drug dependency due to its ability to restore and replenish nuerotransmitters lost due to drug and alcohol use. In addition, DLPA has been used by some physicians for effective pain management.


Phenylalanine MAY ASSIST WITH:

  • Inhibit appetite
  • Regulate mood
  • Curb cravings, head hunger
  • Control binge and night time eating
  • Enhance mental focus


How to Take:

DL-Phenylananine is best taken on an empty stomach. For appetite suppression- take 500mg-750mg twice per day 60 min prior to your meal. For improved mood, pain management, and sleep- take 750mg-1500mg (1-2 capsules) before bed


Each bottle contains 60 capsules of DLPA 750mg for $32


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Why should I get the “DL” version of L-Phenylananine? The L form of Phenylalanine helps support the normal production of mood-elevating chemicals in the brain such as dopamine and norepinephrine. The D form supports the normal blocking of a nervous system enzyme that amplifies pain signals. The combination of the two forms may help support normal mood and address physical discomforts. It should not be used with MAO inhibitors or tricyclic antidepressants, or by patients who have PKU or hypertension.




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