Description: Amino acid.
Method of Action: Used by brain to create the neurotransmitters dopamine and norepinephrine.
Indications and Usage: Mild depression. Causes alertness, energy and improved mood.
Contraindications: Do not use this product if you are pregnant or lactating without first seeking advice from your physician. Do not use if you have a history of high blood pressure or a heart condition without direct medical supervision as this medication can raise blood pressure in some persons.
Dosage and Administration: Always take on an empty stomach 1 hour before a meal.
Clinical Effect In: Thirty to sixty minutes.
Adverse Reactions: In high doses can cause anxiety, restlessness and insomnia. If you suspect that an herb or other supplement is making you sick, call the FDA's MedWatch hotline at 800-332-1088 or contact the agency via it's website at http://www.fda.gov/medwatch.
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Additional Considerations: Phenylalanine is an amino acid, which is converted into tyrosine in the body. Des-tyrosine-gamma-endorphin has been used in the treatment of schizophrenia although research results are conflicting regarding efficacy.
Warnings: The information above is provided for educational purposes and may not be construed as a medical prescription or as a substitute for the advice of your physician. Do not use this product without first consulting your physician especially if you are pregnant or lactating. Be advised that some herbs and dietary supplements can cause severe allergic reactions in some individuals and may also have an adverse result in conjunction with other medications, or treatments. You should regularly consult your physician in matters regarding your health and particularly in respect to symptoms and conditions which may require diagnosis or medical attention. Reevaluate use of this product after 6 months.