Compound Summary

Phenylalanine, an essential amino acid, must be obtained from our diet or supplements since our bodies cannot produce it independently. It serves as a precursor to melanin, the pigment responsible for the coloration of our skin, hair, and eyes. Phenylalanine plays a crucial role in melanin synthesis, providing protection against harmful UV radiation. Additionally, it possesses antioxidant properties, combating free radicals to shield our skin cells from oxidative stress. Furthermore, phenylalanine contributes to the wound healing process by facilitating the formation of new blood vessels, accelerating tissue regeneration, and aiding in collagen synthesis at the wound site. These attributes underscore the importance of phenylalanine in wound healing and skin recovery.

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