The body needs Tryptophan in order to produce Vitamin B3. Some nutritionists are of the opinion that as long as Tryptophan is taken regularly one may never need to supplement Vitamin B3. However, in order for Tryptophan to work correctly there need to be adequate amounts of Vitamin B6 in the body. It also needs adequate amounts of Vitamin C, B9 and Magnesium. Tryptophan from food sources can be found in chocolate, bananas, oats, milk, other dairy, meats, and peanuts.
Health Benefits Provided by Tryptophan
Tryptophan is needed in order to produce Serotonin and is needed in order to regulate mood. Serotonin helps to relieve certain negative mental conditions or thoughts like depression or aggressive behavior, and regulates sexual desire and anxiety.
Tryptophan is generally famous for its high levels in turkey, and is cited as one of the reasons so many people become sleepy after Thanksgiving dinner. However, Tryptophan is just as common in other meats. It is needed in order to synthesize Niacin and in order to manufacture the enzymes needed to convert other vitamins and minerals.
Supplement FactsServing size: 500 milligrams
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** Based on 2,000 calorie diet
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As a dietary supplement, take 500mg up to three times a day, or as directed by physician.
CONCENTRATION OF L-TRYPTOPHAN
This vegan-friendly supplement contains no fillers of any kind and is certified food grade. It should be stored in an area free from light, heat and moisture.
L-TRYPTOPHAN SIDE EFFECTS
Tryptophan is safe as long as suggested serving sizes are adhered to. However, some rarer side effects include gastrointestinal discomfort, vomiting and nausea as well as loss of appetite. Taking too much of it may cause aggravating mental problems including confusion, anger and agitation and restlessness. Those who have been diagnosed with mental conditions such as depression or chronic anxiety should speak with a doctor before use of this supplement, especially if on other medications. Do not take Tryptophan with any other mood-altering drugs. Those who have ever been diagnosed with kidney or liver disease should stay away from amino acid supplementation of any kind until first discussed with a physician.
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There is no guarantee of specific results and results can vary.
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