Originally Posted by jonny neurotic
Got to lol at all the placebo cases here. Unless you are deficient or something I fail to see what effect phenylalanine is going to have(btw, I have actually tried it). Do you realise how much phenylalanine is in meat and fish?
The reason L-DOPA has an effect is because it is only one enzyme reaction away from dopamine and it is not something you will encounter much in your diet. There are just too many checks and balances for phenylalanine or tyrosine to have such a direct effect on dopamine...
LOL at your close-minded "everythings placebo because it doesnt help me" attitude. I've done my fair share of drugs and can tell what placebo is and isnt. If it doesnt work for you, then that sucks for you buddy. I think you do feel it but it doesnt "cure" you...And thats because nothing is supposed to cure you, you are supposed to use it as a tool.
By the way. other people might not eat fish and meat so throw that point out the window