Feel better for longer with these foods

Katrina Lomas

At times our bodies are out of whack, causing depression and anxiety to become an unwelcomed guest, as well as chronic pain conditions, fatigue, bipolar disorder, parkinsons disease, pms and adhd. 

Did you know this could be down to what you are eating? 

DL-Phenylalanine (lets just call it "Phen")   is an essential amino acid that plays a key role in the proper functioning of your nervous system.

If you are deficient in phen you could have symptoms of fatigue, confusion, memory problems, decreased alertness and loss of appetite.


The D and L in phen have different beneficial effects on your body and mind.

L is used as a building block by your body to create a number of important proteins, hormones and neurotransmitters. This includes dopamine norepinephrine and thyroid hormone– all of which are necessary for optimal brain and mental function.

Dopamine in particular is very important as it’s the main neurotransmitter that supports your attention and motivation, and plays a key role in the “reward system” of your brain.

D on the other hand, inhibits the breakdown of endorphins. Endorphins are pain-relieving compounds that originate within your body.

Your brain produces and releases these natural painkillers during times of strenuous exercise, emotional stress and pain.  

But D-Phenylalanine has been shown to slow the action of enzymes that destroy these morphine-like substances.

By doing this, it can prolong the activity of your endorphins within your nervous system, allowing you feel better for longer..









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