Phenylalanine, Phenylanine

Group: Miscellaneous

Description: essential amino acid; the body uses it to produce some hormones (epinephrine, norepinephrine, thyroxine, cholecystokinin) and melanin, (a brown skin pigment); cholecystokinin causes suppression of the appetite (this may be useful to sports people who need to reduce body fat or maintain a certain weight); pain relieving effects of phenylalanine may be of use to athletic people who experience pain because of muscle, ligament, joint and tendon injury, inflammation and spasms which commonly result from intense exercise

Animal Origin: No

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