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1/17/2019 3:28:53 PM

Phenylalanine

Health benefits of Phenylalanine:
Used by the brain to create a chemical that keeps you awake and alert and works as an antidepressant and painkiller

Description

See the bottom of this page for the ingredients highest in phenylalanine

What is phenylalanine?


Phenylalanine is an essential amino acid that is used by the brain to create norepinephrine, a chemical that transmit signals between our nerve cells and our brain.

Why does it matter to me?

Norepinephrine reduces hunger pains and helps improve memory.

Norepinephrine keeps us awake and alert.

Norepinephrine functions as an antidepressant.

What is PKU?

Some children are born with PKU (phenylketonuria), where they lack a gene required to process phenylalanine, and need to have their diets watched closely to limit their phenylalanine intake, to avoid neurological damage.

Am I getting enough?

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Review date: 8/1/2018
Next review date: 2/1/2019
Phenylalanine

Top 6 ingredients for Phenylalanine taking into account portion size and cooking retention factors

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Pheasant - meat only

Pheasant - meat only

300g
2.7g = 117% of your RDA/RI
117%
Rack of lamb

Rack of lamb

400g
2.57g = 111% of your RDA/RI
111%
Lamb shank - bone in

Lamb shank - bone in

450g
2.55g = 110% of your RDA/RI
110%
Beef fore rib roast - boneless

Beef fore rib roast - boneless

225g
2.49g = 108% of your RDA/RI
108%
Pheasant - whole

Pheasant - whole

500g
2.4g = 104% of your RDA/RI
104%
Beef fore rib roast - bone in

Beef fore rib roast - bone in

260g
2.34g = 101% of your RDA/RI
101%