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Doctor insights on: Phenylalanine Cause Cancer

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Dr. Barry Rosen
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Cancer (Definition)

Cancer is a group of diseases that is characterized by uncontrolled cell growth leading to invasion of surrounding tissues that spread to other parts of the body. Cancer can begin anywhere in the body and is usually related to one or more genetic mutations that allow normal cells to become malignant by interfering with internal cellular control mechanisms, such as programmed cell death or by preventing ...Read more


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How many of sugarfree gums which contain phenylalanine cause loose stool? On label says excessive use, but I have feeling that even 1 for me is enough

How many of sugarfree gums which contain phenylalanine cause loose stool? On label says excessive use, but I have feeling that even 1 for me is enough

Stop- try different: if you can't deal with phenylalanine please don't use it anymore
Try gums with xylitol. They are popular in Europe as a sugar substitute even tho technically it is a sugar ...Read more

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What is phenylalanine in pickled ginger and is it bad for you?

What is phenylalanine in pickled ginger and is it bad for you?

Amino acid, no-maybe: You need phenylalanine in your diet as it is one of the essential amino acids that you cannot make. However, in this case the reason it is likely listed on the package is because the product probably has aspartame (an artificial sweetener that contains phenylalanine) in it and by law foods with aspartame must list it to warn people with the rare disease phenylketonuria that it has phenylalanine. ...Read more

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Does chicken contain phenylalanine?

Does chicken contain phenylalanine?

Yes: Phenylalanine is an amino acid which is part of many proteins, and it is found in meats, including chicken. ...Read more

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Why must there be phenylalanine in the pku diet?

Why must there be phenylalanine in the pku diet?

Essential amino acid: We can not make our own phenylalanine so there must be some in our diet. In general, the idea is to consume only the amount of phenylalanine that's necessary for normal growth and body processes, but no more. ...Read more

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Where can I buy a phenylalanine-free milk?

Where can I buy a phenylalanine-free milk?

Milk: U don't specify the age of the person needing this product. Following site discusses 3 products (depending on age): http://www.Kibid. Rs/en/milupa/pku-products
here is website where pku-3 (for over 15 y/o) is available:
http://www.Allegromedical. Com/dietary-supplements-c522/pku-3-p559305. Html [not inexpensive}. ...Read more

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What level of phenylalanine is in diet snapple?

What level of phenylalanine is in diet snapple?

Ask: You may have to ask the manufacturer directly. Contact information is usually on the product label. ...Read more

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Can phenylalanine make depression worse?

Can phenylalanine make depression worse?

Not to my knowledge: It may actually be beneficial for some people with depression because it elevates levels of norepinephrine and Dopamine in the brain and this is how some antidepressants work. ...Read more

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What are the side effects of phenylalanine supplements?

What are the side effects of phenylalanine supplements?

An Amino Acid: Phenylalanine is possibly safe for most people. Having too much phenylalanine during pregnancy can increase the chances of birth defects especially facial, nervous system and heart defects. Patients suffering from phenylketonuria must avoid phenylalanine as it can cause mental retardation, high blood pressure and strokes. In schizophrenics, it can make tardive dyskinesia (movement disorder) worse. ...Read more

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Are there any health risks associated with artificial sweetener phenylalanine?

Are there any health risks associated with artificial sweetener phenylalanine?

You mean Equal?: Equal contains the Amino Acid phenylalanine. Phenylalanine by itself is not a sweetener. Phenylalanine is only harmful if you have phenylketonuria, a rare genetic disorder that runs in families. ...Read more

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It's been brought to my attn that its bad to take both methylphenidate and phenylalanine. Is it safe for me to be taking these medications together?

It's been brought to my attn that its bad to take both methylphenidate and phenylalanine.  Is it safe for me to be taking these medications together?

May be wrong med: Methylphenidate is a stimulant medication used to treat adhd and phenylalanine is an Amino Acid and is not a medication. Some people have problems with that Amino Acid because of a genetic disorder called pku but for most people it is not an issue. It would be unusual to have a standalone Amino Acid supplement like that but it would not be problem. If that is not what you meant ask again. ...Read more

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What is the role of methionine in catabolism of phenylalanine and/or tyrosine? Can you please post any link about those two amino acids? Thank you

What is the role of methionine in catabolism of phenylalanine and/or tyrosine? Can you please post any link about those two amino acids? Thank you

Methylation: When homocyateine is elevated there is problem with methylation. Methioneine, methyl folate, (folic acid) methyl cobalamine, and magnesium may all be helpful. Low blood pressure occurs with a histamine reaction. Vitamin c and bioflavanoids, copper avoidance and understanding histamine intolerance (google it) will help. Alcohol avoidance, frequent healthy meals, stress reduction, and frequent movement helps. ...Read more

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Does the chemical phenylalanine effect metaprolol tartrate (25mg)? I want to drink those powdered teas that you put in the water but I'm concerned.

Does the chemical phenylalanine effect metaprolol tartrate (25mg)? I want to drink those powdered teas that you put in the water but I'm concerned.

No interaction: Hi there,

Phenylalanine does not affect metoprolol tartrate. Phenylalanine does have a calming effect but you can definitely (and safely) enjoy your tea with your medication. ...Read more

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I want to boost dopamine level. So what's the difference among the three supplement : L Tyrosine, L-Dopa (Mucuna) and L-Phenylalanine?

I want to boost dopamine level. So what's the difference among the three supplement : L Tyrosine, L-Dopa (Mucuna) and L-Phenylalanine?

Amino acids: These are different amino acids your body can use to make other amino acids.

Most people want to boost their dopamine level in the brain, it is not clear that taking supplements can do this. What is you goal, actually? It would be better to start there. ...Read more

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What is the difference between[ephedrine, pseudoephedrine, phenylalanine, and amphetamine?

What is the difference between[ephedrine, pseudoephedrine, phenylalanine, and amphetamine?

Stimulants: They belong to precursors and drugs used for weight loss, asthma and congestion. Phenylalanine is an essential amino acid. Ephedrine (ephedrine (ephedrine sulfate) sulfate) is useful for bronchial asthma, but pseudo ephedrine (ephedrine sulfate) is useful in rhinitis. Amphetamines are a group of stimulants useful for attention deficit, and less frequently as a stimulant, which can be addictive. Ephedrine (ephedrine (ephedrine sulfate) sulfate) and pseudo-ephed in synthesis of methamphetamine. ...Read more

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My dr prescribed me methylphenidate 27mg which made me sleepy. My dr then prescribed me phenylalanine 37.5mg for fatigue. Are these meds ok together?

My dr prescribed me methylphenidate 27mg which made me sleepy. My dr then prescribed me phenylalanine 37.5mg for fatigue. Are these meds ok together?

Not phenylalanine: I think you mean phentermine. There is a risk of cardiovascular and CNS stimulatory effects between the two with possible additive toxicity. If you are getting that sleepy on methylphenidate (mp), my practice style would be to have you stop the mp, review for a primary sleep disorder such as sleep apnea as a cause for the adhd. If negative, I would try a different stimulant, one at a time. ...Read more