Country Life, DLPA Caps, 1000 mg, 60 Capsules
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- Established 1971
- May Support Comfort
- Essential Amino Acid
- Precursor to Brain Neurotransmitters
- Dietary Supplement
Our Pledge of Integrity
DL-Phenylalanine (DLPA) is 50% D and 50% L forms of the amino acid phenylalnine. D-phenylalanine is an enkephalinase inhibitor and may help to block the degradation of enkephalins which may support comfort. L-phenylalanine is a precursor to the neurotransmitters in the brain.
Adults take one (1) capsule two (2) to three (3) times daily. Use can be decreased or discontinued as needed or directed. For best results, take thirty (30) minutes before a meal. Do not exceed recommended dose. As a reminder, discuss the supplements and medications that you take with your health care providers.
Gelatin (capsule shell), magnesium stearate, silica
Yes: Certified gluten free by gfco.org, recyclable packaging, manufacturing supports wind power
No: Yeast, wheat or corn, soy or milk, salt or sugar, preservatives, artificial color
This product has been manufactured at a GMP registered facility
If you are pregnant or nursing, taking medication or planning a surgery, consult your doctor before using this product. If any adverse reactions occur, stop taking the product and consult your doctor. Phenylketonurics: Contains phenylalanine.
Do not accept if seal is broken.
Store between 59°-86°F.
Keep out of the reach of children
|Serving Size: 1 capsule|
|Amount Per Serving||%Daily Value|
|Vitamin B6 (as pyridoxine hydrochloride)||10 mg||500%|
|DL-Phenylalanine (DLPA) (50/50 ratio)||1,000 mg (1 g)||*|
|*Daily Value not established.|
I took this DLPA to get rid of my coffee addiction. It worked. Within 5 days I went from 12 oz+ coffee each morning (without it I could not manage at all) to zero coffee. I only had to take one pill each morning on an empty stomach (don't take it later... it makes you alert enough you may have trouble falling asleep). The only way I can describe how it made me feel, is that my world went from 2D to 3D. Seriously. It felt like my brain is 10 years younger (I'm 28). I started having memories from the past and really vivid (good) dreams. It made me nicely alert without that jittery feeling from caffeine. I also slept better as long as I took it first thing in the morning and not the afternoon (took it at 3pm once and then had trouble falling asleep).After about 2 weeks the effect started wearing off, but I take that to mean that I don't need it anymore. Today is my first day off and I feel fine, but I'm keeping this on hand for days I have any pain or feel down. It worked great for eliminating some back and shoulder pain I had as well, also eliminated PMS symptoms. I'm raving about this to all my friends. The research I did online was a bit confusing about any possible side effects, and it's not something I feel confident enough in to take daily - but it sure does work awesome and I did not feel any side effects while I was on it. Going to do more research on it and will consider it to keep the winter blues away next winter, probably at a lower dose though.
After feeling lethargic off-and-on for about a month, I suspected the product quality of my former brand of DL-Phenylalanine was not consistant. So I began testing other brands. Price was not a major factor - I just wanted a product that worked and offered consistant product quality and results. I found it - thanks iherb for offering a great product at an excellent value.
Posted by BlueMountaineer on Jan 31, 2015
Read Julia Ross' book The Mood Cure which recommends DLPA for certain types of mood issues. I find this brand works well for me. I take a tablet on an empty stomach when I am feeling sad and in need of comfort for no good reason. I take one whenever I feel I need it, it is great to have this option after so many years of feeling bad. I also use SAMe I cannot live without, and also 5HTP, GABA and L-Tyrosine when I need them.
Posted by 5046775626718506481 on Dec 19, 2012
Too early to tell. Seems to be a good product.
Worst supplement I ever used
Posted by danarm on Dec 05, 2012
I started experimenting with both D-phenylalanine (DPA) and D,L-phenylalanine (DLPA) because I have read about them in "The Diet Cure" by Julia Ross. All the other advices in the book were very good and helped me a lot. But using DLPA or DPA proved to be catastrophic for me. In the beginning, DLPA and DPA (1 pill per day) gave me a pleasant feeling of relaxation. But afterwards I had horrible symptoms: horrible headaches, dizziness and hot flashes which went on for 2-3 days, in spite of the fact that I ceased taking them. I have tried using DLPA or DPA multiple times. Each time the symptoms above (horrible headache, dizzyness, feeling hot) manifested themselves. So, to me it is a horrible supplement, one of the worst experiences I had. DLPA and DPA had the same effect on me, so I'm posting the same text as reviews for both products that I used.
Great mood supplement!
Posted by thenourishedlife on Oct 25, 2012
Since DLPA is the precursor to dopamine, this supplement has really helped elevate my moods and energy. I take a couple in the mornings and I definitely feel more "up" throughout my day. Although I like the bigger size (less pills to take!), this product is a little pricey for me and I find NOW's Acetyl Tyrosine to work similarly at a better price point.