Hypersensitivity to stimuli (light, noise) and chronic pain may respond to DL-phenylalanine. Insomnia or irritability may respond to 5-HTP or GABA or taurine.
* Carbohydrate cravings: tryptophan/5-HTP, tyrosine and DL-phenylalanine.
These are Dl-alanine, L-arginine, L-asparagine, L-glutamate, L-glutamine, glycine, L-histidine, L-isoleucine, L-leucine, L-lysine, DL-methionine, DL-phenylalanine
, L-proline, Dl-serine, DL-threonine, L-tryptophan, and DL-valine.
Most of the PMS supplements on the market are either high-dose multi-vitamins and minerals or B-6 with a few other ingredients, such as herbs, a sprinkling of vitamins, or the amino acid DL-phenylalanine
The amino acids 5-Hydroxytryptophan (5-HTP), DL-Phenylalanine
(DLPA), and L-Tyrosine are essential amino acids that each work to curb carbohydrate cravings.
Amitraz, a monoamine oxidase inhibitor (MAOI), can also be dangerous when combined with certain other drugs, including antidepressants (such as those used to treat separation anxiety), Anipryl (used for canine cognitive dysfunction and Cushing's disease), and DL-Phenylalanine
(DL PA), used to treat chronic pain in dogs.
of D-phenylalanine for depression, and one author successfully reports using DL-phenylalanine 750 to 1500 mg q.d.
DL-phenylalanine markedly potentiates opiate analgesia -an example of nutrientipharmaceutical up-regulation of the endogenous analgesia system.
(DLPA), used to treat chronic pain in dogs, should also be avoided when using MAOls, such as amitraz.
One of the most exciting product launches in the natural segment of diet aids this year has been PhenCal 106, a combination of natural amino acids including DL-phenylalanine
, marketed under Weider's Great American Nutrition label in drug stores as a natural alternative to fen-phen.