posted on Jan, 21 2011 @ 01:39 AM
of course, the ONE person on page one that tried to inject some sense into this conversation was ridiculed.
PHENYLALANINE IS NOT A DRUG!
phenylalanine (PEA) is a freaking amino acid. nearly every protein in your body carries this molecule along its chain. so, the first thing to
realize is that there is no reason in the world (unless you have Phenylketonuria) to attempt to avoid this molecule.
the second thing is that yes, the entire class of speed drugs (ecstasy, 2ci, amphetamine, coc aine, etc.) are derived from this amino acid.
interestingly, so is the neurotransmitter dopamine. but importantly, your body has a defense mechanism called mono-amine-oxidase (MAO) which breaks
down PEA in the gut.
so, when this simple sweetener hits your stomach, its life as a psychoactive chemical ends there. on the other hand, if you were to take an
MAO-Inhibitor AND consume phenylalanine, you will get high in a way very similar to coc aine.
what is also important to note is that, although these chemicals are all related (including the ones from the OP), a change in a single atom in its
general structure can have drastic differences in the body. just because they share the same backbone does not mean that they have the same
seriously, folks. calm down.
edit on 21-1-2011 by tgidkp because: (no reason given)