Able to throw my depression meds out
November 30, 2012
I ordered dl-phenylalanine for depression and it works great for me. I have not taken anti-depressant drugs for years since going on DL-Phenylalanine , and I have had lifelong depression struggles since my teens. It's just amino acids--so maybe I am deficient somehow. All I know is it works.
Believe it or not, dl-phen works even better for me than pharmaceutical anti-depressants, with which I always still felt a little down; not quiet normal. But the dl-phen brings me right up to normal.
I also had the added problem of getting used to the various anti-depressants and had to keep switching up to more expensive ones. I have never had this problem with dl-phen--probably because it is natural and my body does not build up a tolerance because DL-Phenylalanine is a natural substance.
Dl-phen has not worked for me for anxiety, but chasing away the depression has been MAJOR.
A naturopath doctor spotted the dl-phen in a multi-vitamin supplement I was taking that was designed for mental health issues and told me it would be less expensive just to get the dl-phenylalanine. He was right--it works just as well for me. I stay on it and I am good to go.
One note--if you try DL-Phenylalanine you should NOT go off your anti-depressant right away. If you start to feel better with the dl-phen, talk with your doctor about slowly reducing your anti-depressant to see if you can wean off. I could feel the effects within days, but give it longer--you might as well finish the bottle. I take Pure Encapsulations and have settled on a maintenance dose of 2 a day. The strength is not listed on the front--I think they just make one. You can look at the product info for details.