L-tryptophan is an essential amino acid which is claimed to have the following benefits:-
- supports relaxation
- promotes restful sleep
- encourages positive mood
- supports healthy nervous system
It is a constituent of proteins as all amino acids are but it also has an extremely important role in brain metabolism. This amino acid is converted into 5-HTP (5-hydroxytryptophan) as well as serotonin. Serotonin is needed by the brain for proper neuro-functioning if it cane be called that and for helping people sleep.
Tryptophan is often supplemented as an alternative to both 5-HTP and serotonin. In some cases it is used to treat mental health disorders, to quit smoking, to improve athletic performance and to ameliorate symptoms in people with a condition called premenstrual dysphoric disorder (PMDD). It is however possibly unsafe when taken orally as a medicine because it is associated with a condition called eosinophilia-myalgia syndrome (EMS).
The recommended dose should not be exceeded. Food supplements are not a substitute for a balanced and varied diet and a healthy lifestyle. When taking antidepressants, consult a doctor or therapist before consumption. Not suitable for pregnant and lactating women as well as children and adolescents. After taking the product, the ability to travel on the road may be impaired. Keep away from children.
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