What is L-Tryptophan?
L-Tryptophan is a naturally occurring essential amino acid and is a precursor to other chemicals in the body such as serotonin. When there is not enough in the diet, a supplement can help to increase the levels of L-Tryptophan.
What foods contain L-Tryptophan?
Tryptophan is found naturally in many foods including chocolate, oats, fish, meat, sesame seeds, chickpeas, peanuts, rice, bananas, and milk. However, L-Tryptophan becomes less effective after cooking and processing.
Difference between L-Tryptophan and 5HTP
L-Tryptophan is extracted from plants; 5HTP is derived from seeds.
Keep out of reach of children. Do not take this or any other supplement if under the age of 18, pregnant or nursing a baby, or if you have any known or suspected medical conditions, and/or taking prescription drugs or over the counter medications. Do not take if on blood pressure medications. Dietary supplements should not replace a balanced diet. Always read the label. L-Tryptophan may cause side effects such as blurred vision, dizziness, drowsiness or fatigue.
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