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DLPA DL-Phenylalanine

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DLPA is a depression fighting mixture that combines two forms of the amino acid, phenylalanine. ... This one-two punch can relieve minor episodes of depression and chronic pain syndromes. The DLPA combo is preferable to the pure L-form, which has been associated with increases in blood pressure..With DLPA, your body may also produce tyrosine, which can also increase dopamine production. The more dopamine you have impacting your brain, the more likely you are to experience an overall enhanced mood, reduce pain and have greater feelings of happiness and fulfillment.

Depression

A pair of double-blind comparative studies found that D- or DL-phenylalanine may be as effective as the antidepressant drug imipramine, and possibly work more quickly. The larger of the two studies compared the effectiveness of D-phenylalanine at 100 mg daily against the same daily dose of imipramine. 15 Sixty people with depression were randomly assigned to take either imipramine or D-phenylalanine for 30 days. The results in both groups were statistically equivalent, meaning that phenylalanine was about as effective as imipramine. D-phenylalanine worked more rapidly, however, producing significant improvement in only 15 days. Like most antidepressant drugs, imipramine required several weeks to take effect.

The other double-blind study followed 27 people, half of whom received DL-phenylalanine (150 to 200 mg daily) and the other half imipramine (100 to 150 mg daily). 16 When they were reevaluated after 30 days, both groups had improved by a statistically equal amount.

L-phenylalanine has also been tried as a treatment for depression, but not in studies that could provide a scientifically meaningful result. 17,18  ...

 

just wanted to share ...ask your doctor if you are interested...curious...and i can't post any links but i just wanted to post... it also helps some with anxiety, chronic pain, and other illnesses.

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