What is Phenylalanine?
Phenylalanine is an essential amino acid, which means it cannot be synthesised in the body and must be consumed through foods. Phenylalanine can be found in 3 forms; L-phenylalanine (the natural form found in foods), D-phenylalanine (supplement form) and DL-phenylalanine, which is a combination of the 2. Phenylalanine can be sourced through the diet from a number of foods including meats, milk, oats and wheat germ. To be effectively utilized vitamins B3, B6, C, copper and iron should also be consumed also. Phenylalanine helps to make proteins in the body. It is also essential for the normal functioning of the central nervous system. Phenylalanine deficiency can result in many symptoms including confusion, lack of energy, bad memory and lack of appetite.
Buying Phenylalanine Supplements
At Evergreen Healthfoods we stock an extensive range of amino acid supplements. We stock amino acids in many different forms, including sprays, liquids, tablets and capsules and in many strengths. For more information on this amino acid and more, take a look at our extensive range of products.