DLPA Phenylalanine 500 from Healthwell contains the amino acid DL-phenylalanine with 500 mg per capsule. Phenylalanine belongs to the essential amino acids that the body is unable to produce on its own; instead, it must be added through diet. The capsules are completely vegetable-based and easy to swallow. The recommended intake is 1 capsule daily as a supplement to your diet.
Combination of D- and L-phenylalanine
Essential amino acid
What is DLPA phenylalanine?
DLPA is short for DL-phenylalanine and is a composition of both D-phenylalanine and L-phenylalanine. The D- and the L- forms are names of the chemical structure of the substance and are based on the composition of the molecules. Different structures can give rise to completely different properties in the body. L-phenylalanine is the naturally occurring amino acid while D-phenylalanine is a synthetic form.
L-phenylalanine is an essential amino acid and a building block component of protein, which acts as building material for muscle mass. Being essential means that the body is unable to produce it on its own and that we need to regularly ingest it through foods. L-phenylalanine is naturally found in most protein-rich foods, such as meat and fish.