Phenylalanine works as an anti-depressant and pain reliever with many therapeutic roles. Along with helping with mood it also aids memory and helps inhibit inflammation.
Phenylalanine is involved in neurotransmitter production i.e. noradrenalin and dopamine which helps support mental alertness, learning and memory capacity.
As a precursor to tyrosine, phenylalanine is suggested as a beneficial agent for thyroid support.
It is also suggested that phenylalanine may be an effective appetite suppressant and diet aid.