is the Dextrorotatory form of the
amino acid, Phenylalanine. The Levorotatory
forms (L-) of amino acids are ones that are
bioavailable and are for protein synthesis and
regulatory functions. They are like mirror
images of one another.
D-Phenylalanine is NOT absorbed into the
body, but is available to act as an inhibiting
agent to the enzymes that are responsible for
the breakdown of endorphins, which control pain
WHAT ARE ENDORPHINS?
Endorphins (and enkephalins) are naturally
occurring opiate-like peptides, which control
pain perception and produce an analgesic effect.
Their effects are only of a short duration
because of metabolic enzymes.
D-Phenylalanine inhibits these enzymes,
allowing increased endorphin Production, and
prolonged and intensified analgesic affects.
HOW DOES D-PHENYLALANINE EFFECT PAIN?
Low levels of endorphins have been
noted in those suffering from chronic pain, and
supplementation with D-Phenylalanine helped to
increase these levels. D-Phenylalanine is
the recommended form of Phenylalanine for
chronic pain control.
WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS OF FTH
D-Phenylalanine? The highest quality
D-Phenylalanine is used as concentrated pure
D-Phenylalanine, which assists in enabling
increased endorphin Production.
FTH D-PHENYLALANINE is a safe alternative to
opiates for chronic pain management, and will
not upset the stomach as many long term
"over-the-counter" drugs, such as aspirin and
ibuprofen. It may, however, be
used to increase the effects of drugs, such as
aspirin, so that a lower dosage of a drug would
be necessary to achieve relief.
No adverse side effects have been noted with