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Health benefits of Phenylalanine:
Used by the brain to create a chemical that keeps you awake and alert and works as an antidepressant and painkiller

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See the bottom of this page for the ingredients highest in phenylalanine

What is phenylalanine?

Phenylalanine is an essential amino acid that is used by the brain to create norepinephrine, a chemical that transmit signals between our nerve cells and our brain.

Why does it matter to me?

  • Norepinephrine reduces hunger pains and helps improve memory.
  • Norepinephrine keeps us awake and alert.
  • Norepinephrine functions as an antidepressant.1

What is PKU?

Some children are born with PKU (phenylketonuria), where they lack a gene required to process phenylalanine, and need to have their diets watched closely to limit their phenylalanine intake, to avoid neurological damage2.

Am I getting enough?

Want to check you are getting enough? Use the food diary to track your food and benefit from daily, weekly and monthly reports. 
Review date: 2/9/2022
Next review date: 2/9/2023
Phenylalanine nutritional information

Top 6 ingredients for Phenylalanine taking into account portion size and cooking retention factors

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Rack of lamb nutritional information

Rack of lamb

2.86g = 124% of your RDA/RI
Beef fore rib roast - boneless nutritional information

Beef fore rib roast - boneless

2.49g = 108% of your RDA/RI
Pheasant - whole nutritional information

Pheasant - whole

2.4g = 104% of your RDA/RI
Beef fore rib roast - bone in nutritional information

Beef fore rib roast - bone in

2.34g = 101% of your RDA/RI
Bison nutritional information


2.28g = 99% of your RDA/RI
Lamb cutlets - bone in nutritional information

Lamb cutlets - bone in

2.14g = 93% of your RDA/RI