DLPA

Definition of DLPA:

D.L-Phenylalanine: A 50-50 mixture of d-phenylalanine and l-phenylalanine.  May help alleviate chronic pain by increasing endorphin activity (the body s natural painkillers).

Topics Related to DLPA

Depression

...recommendation L-Phenylalanine
“...A number of double-blind clinical trials have demonstrated that dosages of DLPA, the form commonly found in supplements, at doses as low as 150mg per day is effective in the treatment of some forms of depression...”

Low Back Pain

...recommendation L-Phenylalanine
“...It was discovered that d- and dl-Phenylalanine (DLPA), but not l-Phenylalanine, inhibit several of the enzymes responsible for endorphin destruction...”

L-Phenylalanine

...as a treatment
“...Source: DLPA is a mixture of the essential amino acid LPA and its mirror image DPA...”
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