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  1. photo Spirulina protects against cadmium-induced birth defectsSpirulina protects against cadmium-induced birth defectsNews
    or breast-feeding women should use spirulina only under the supervision of a health care provider, however, and spirulina should be avoided by people with phenylketonuria or autoimmune disorders.To learn moreRead more
  2. photo Sweet deception: The real truth behind artifical sweetenersSweet deception: The real truth behind artifical sweetenersNews
    in their brains. Add to everything else we have read the following: people suffering from phenylketonuria, a genetic disorder, are incapable of metabolizing phenylalanine. They end up with levels of phenylalanineRead more
  3. photo Spirulina supplementation improves academic performance in schoolchildrenSpirulina supplementation improves academic performance in schoolchildrenNews
    and even cancer.All of these benefits can come from taking as little as 2-3 grams of spirulina per day.Spirulina should not be taken, however, by anyone with phenylketonuria or autoimmune disorders, dueRead more
  4. photo Advantame - the newest artificial sweetener approved by the FDAAdvantame - the newest artificial sweetener approved by the FDANews
    with the genetic disorder PKU (phenylketonuria) have a difficult time metabolizing phenylalanine, which is a component of both aspartame and . The FDA does require label information about aspartame to warnRead more
  5. photo How to Get the Mega Powerful Health Benefits of SpirulinaHow to Get the Mega Powerful Health Benefits of SpirulinaArticle
    that they are consuming a source that is tested for contaminants and toxins.” She also warns, “Individuals with phenylketonuria should avoid consuming spirulina because it contains the amino acid phenylalanine, whichRead more
  6. How to choose the best milk formula for a newbornTreatment
    for tuberculosis or taking some medication that passes into breast milk; The mother is an illicit drug user; The baby has phenylketonuria: milk formula without phenylalanine may be used and if the doctor advises youRead more



Hyperphenylalaninemia is a medical condition characterized by mildly or strongly elevated levels of the amino acid phenylalanine in the blood. Severe hyperphenylalaninemia results in phenylketonuria (PKU). Phenylalanine concentrations ([phe]) are routinely screened in newborns by the Guthrie test, which takes a few drops of blood from the heel of the infant. Standard [phe] concentrations in...More