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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.

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1 person found the following review helpful

Good product

Posted by 5046775626718506481 on Dec 19, 2012

Too early to tell. Seems to be a good product.

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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.

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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.

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not opened yet

Posted by Reviewer1983035 on Jun 13, 2012

will report back later

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These are great!

Posted by Reviewer2245077 on Jan 10, 2012

I was taking comfort zone but i realized i was overdosing in some amino acids along with my multi-vit. All i really needed was DLPA. Very happy with this product. Great value!

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very good

Posted by Reviewer2011174 on Jan 09, 2012

have taken before

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Works good

Posted by Reviewer3300396 on Nov 30, 2011

I use this in conjunction with Thyroid Energy. I definitely feel more alert and more active and aware of my surroundings on this stuff. I tend to be sort of oblivious with a tendency to daydreaming and lack of attention to detail, but this combination works for me.

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Posted by Reviewer3338496 on Jul 11, 2011

Great product, thanks.

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Talk about a HAPPY pill!!

Posted by Reviewer1602878 on Apr 01, 2011

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.

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