DL-phenylalanine, L-phenylalanine and more essential amino acid supplements

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FAQs about Phenylalanine for Food

What is Phenylalanine?

This is an essential amino acid precursor to tyrosine, which is important in the synthesis of melanin. For this reason it is used in the treatment of vitiligo as a complement to other treatments. It is present naturally as components of various proteins (such as collagen), which is why it is found in foods rich in protein.

What is Phenylalanine used for in food industry?

Phenylalanine is used in the food industry in the production of artificial sweeteners, more specifically in the manufacture of aspartame. The latter is used in many medications, diet foods, and diet sodas.

Why phenylalanine is bad for you?

This additive does not present any complications for most people. In fact this amino acid is very important for the formation of neurotransmitters. However, it can be a problem for people who have a genetic disorder called phenylketonuria. For this reason, federal regulations require the use of this warning on aspartame products: "Phenylketonurics: Contains phenylalanine."

Can phenylalanine cause weight gain?

No, in addition to improving memory, this ingredient acts as a natural appetite suppressant, which, combined with exercise, accelerates the mobilization of fat. This makes it suitable for weight loss diets.

Are phenylalanine gluten free?

Since this product is obtained mainly from animal sources, since they have a large amount of protein, it is considered a gluten-free product. However, it can also be obtained from some grains and vegetables. To be sure, check the label of the products before making your purchase so that you can be sure that it does not contain any compound to which you may be allergic.