The overall rating for phenylalanine is 1.7 out of 3 meaning there is some evidence that this supplement does some (not all) of what it claims. Using this supplement may lead to some improvements.

Table of Contents

  1. Simple Report
  2. Detailed Report
  3. Overall Effectiveness Rating
  4. Research Rating
  5. Products Containing Phenylalanine
  6. Claim Ratings
  7. Dosing
  8. References

Phenylalanine Simple Report

  • Supplement: Phenylalanine
  • Supplement Category: essential amino acids
  • Number of Products Containing Phenylalanine: 129
  • Effectiveness Rating: 1.7 out of 3
  • Research Rating: 20 (above 80 indicates sufficient research)
  • Number of Studies: 2
  • Number of Claims: 3
  • Effective Dosage Range: 3 grams per day

Phenylalanine Detailed Report

Overall Effectiveness Rating

The overall effectiveness rating for phenylalanine is 1.7 out of 3. This rating means the evidence is mixed on the supplement's ability to deliver positive results. While some of the research supports its use, other evidence does not. Using this supplement may lead to positive results. Note, this effectiveness rating is for phenylalanine as a whole; there are also individual ratings for the claims below.

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Research Rating for Phenylalanine

There are 2 studies in the database on phenylalanine; the research rating is 20. A score above 80 means the effectiveness rating for this supplement is reliable. A score under 80 means there is insufficient evidence to ensure a reliable effectiveness rating. Note, this research rating is for phenylalanine as a whole; there are also individual ratings for the claims below.

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Products Containing Phenylalanine

Products Names Amount of Phenylalanine
Star Dust 500mg
Bloom Nutrition Recovery Amount not listed.
Just Essentials Amount not listed.
9 Line EAA Recovery 275mg
Muscleade 490mg
Full list of all 129 products containing Phenylalanine.

Claim Ratings

The overall ratings above are an average of the individual claim ratings below. Individual claims may have higher or lower ratings compared to the supplement's overall rating. For example, some supplements may have excellent backing for one claim, but be completely useless for another. Click on a claim below for more information.

Body Composition (weight, muscle, body fat) Claims Effectiveness Rating Research Rating
increase fat burning

Energy Balance (calories in & calories out) Claims Effectiveness Rating Research Rating
decrease calorie intake

Mental Health Claims Effectiveness Rating Research Rating
improve mood

Dosing

The Supplement Database includes 2 studies on phenylalanine dosing. These studies indicate an effective dose is 3 grams per day. For a more detailed dosing analysis visit: Supplement Dosing for Phenylalanine.

References

Title of Study
Phenylalanine and aspartame fail to alter feeding behavior, mood and arousal in men
The effects of phenylalanine on exercise-induced fat oxidation: a preliminary, double-blind, placebo-controlled, crossover trial