SimplyPure high Potency Ultra Pure L-Tryptophan provides 500 mg for each serving. L-tryptophan is one of the most essential amino acids. The body does not produce L-tryptophan; it must be obtained through diet. It is used in biosynthesis in the process of making serotonin.
The body cannot produce L-Tryptophan on its own, so it needs to be obtained through food or supplementation. This essential amino acid does more than just support sleep, however. It is used to create proteins, enzymes and neurotransmitters. L-Tryptophan is also necessary to produce niacin, also known as vitamin B3, which turns calories from protein, fat, and carbohydrates into natural energy
L-Tryptophan may also help to reduce carbohydrate craving. When you eat a high-carbohydrate meal, it releases more serotonin in your brain, and this decreases your appetite. If you are a stress eater, L-Tryptophan also provides the benefit of relaxing your body, making you less likely to overeat.
L-tryptophan is sometimes used interchangeably with tryptophan, an amino acid from protein foods. Tryptophan enters the bloodstream and may help provide you with a sense of calm.
A deficiency of L-Tryptophan can lead to depression or other mood disorders, among other health problems. Taking an L-Tryptophan supplement can be very beneficial in many ways. Additionally, there are certain health conditions that can benefit through the use of this supplement.
L-Tryptophan and Serotonin
Serotonin works in the central nerve system. It helps to moderate emotions, mood, sleep, body temperature, sexuality, appetite and metabolism. It is a main controller of anger and aggression. Obviously, the better balance there is of serotonin in the body the better control a person has over their emotions and mood. Taking a supplement may help improve serotonin production.
As a dietary supplement, take 1 vegetarian capsule 30-60 minutes before bedtime.
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