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DLPA, or D,L Phenylalanine is a pain reliever that consists of two different types of the amino acid phenylalanine. The D form of phenylalanine is primarily made in synthetic form in a laboratory.  The L form of phenylalanine is extracted from foods rich in protein, and acts as a catalyst that greatly boosts the brain’s chemicals that elevate our mood, specifically nor-epinephrine and dopamine. The resulting product blocks an enzyme of the nervous system that magnify pain signals – further explained, DLPA prevents and ultimately prolongs the breakdown of our brain’s natural chemicals that help relieve pain.  This potent concoction may also assist in helping people relieve chronic pain syndromes and periods of minor depression.  DLPA is preferable to the pure L form phenylalanine because it does not increase blood pressure in patients.

DLPA has been proven in studies to be an effective component in improving concentration and focus, beating the blues, helping patients diagnosed with attention deficit disorders and increase mental alertness.  Its mood elevating effects and remarkable ability to relieve pain makes it very useful against chronic pain conditions such as osteoarthritis, fibromyalgia and PMS.

Further studies and research might be needed, but the current evidence shows that DLPA assists in relieving chronic pain and its many variations, including constant arthritis-related pain and the fibromyalgia’s persistent muscle aches. Taking in this medication inhibits the actions of a particular pain-inducing protein known as enkephalinase. The mixture is also believed to increase the overall effectiveness of other pain relievers that people take in.

Aside from alleviating pain, D, L phenylalanine has other notable health benefits.  It can ease depression in patients by boosting chemical productions of the brain’s norepinephrine and serotonin.  It can be used to improve the physical appearance of vitiligo, naturally enhance concentration in patients with ADHD, and reduce the immediate symptoms of Parkinson’s by improving walking, depression, speech and rigidity in patients.



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