Phenylalanine is a precursor for norepinephrine, epinephrine, and dopamine. Phenylalanine governs the release of an intestinal hormone that signals the brain to feel satisfied after eating, and decreases back pain and tooth aches and the pain associated with migraines.
Phenylalanine is an essential amino acid that is also one of the aromatic amino acids that exhibit ultraviolet radiation absorption properties and is the most commonly found aromatic amino acid.
Phenylalanine is a major precursor of tyrosine. It enhances learning, memory, mood and alertness. Phenylalanine is used in the treatment of some types of depression. It is a major element in the production of collagen.Phenylalanine suppresses appetite.
Molecular Weight - 165.19
Occurence - 3.91 %
Phenylalanine Food Sources
Curd, milk, cottage cheese, pulses and legumes, poultry, piyal seeds, groundnuts, pistachio nuts, almonds, leafy vegetables, and whole grains are the rich source of Phenylalanine.
Phenylalanine Deficiency Symptoms
Deficiency symptoms of phenylalanine are bloodshot eyes, cataract, and several behavioural changes, such as psychotic and schizophrenic behaviour.