L-Tryptophan is an essential(1) amino acid. It is a precursor to the neurotransmitter serotonin, the hormone melatonin, and vitamin B3. Serotonin transmits signals between your nerve cells and also narrows (constricts) blood vessels. Serotonin is sometimes called the “Happy Chemical” because it contributes to wellbeing and happiness.
- Emotional Stability
- Self Confidence
- Joint Dysfunction
- Dermatitis on top side of hand (not palm)
- Dermatitis on back of neck
- Low Self Esteem
- Obsessive Thoughts
- Obsessive Behaviors
- Winter Blues
- Anger, Rage, Irritability
- Heat Intolerance
- Panic / Phobias
- Afternoon or Evening Cravings
- TMJ Issues
- Night Owl
- Difficulty Falling Asleep
- Disturbed Sleep
- Suicidal Thoughts
Addictive Substances Used
Body Systems, Glands & Organs Affected
- Vitamin A
- Vitamin B3 (Niacin)
- Vitamin B9 (Folic Acid)
- Vitamin B6
- Vitamin B12
- Vitamin E
- Vitamin C
- Seeds (pumpkin, sunflower, seasame)
- Wild Game
- Tofu (Organic)
- Milk (if you have no dairy intolerance)
- There are rare side effects of L-Tryptophan which may include nausea, loss of appetite, vomiting and gastrointestinal discomfort.
- Exceeding the daily limit of L-Tryptophan may cause an aggravation of mental problems such as agitation, anger, restlessness and confusion.
- If you have been diagnosed with a mental health condition like depression or chronic anxiety you should consult a doctor prior to taking L-Tryptophan.
- Do not take L-Tryptophan if you are currently taking any mood-altering drugs or medications.
- Anyone who has a diagnosis of kidney or liver disease should not take amino acid supplements of any kind before consulting with a doctor.
- Do not give L-Tryptophan, or any other supplement (including amino acids), to a child without qualified supervision.
(1) Essential amino acids are those that can not be synthesized by the body on its own and thus need to be acquired through your diet.
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