L-tryptophan is considered an essential amino acid because our bodies can't make it. It is important for the development and functioning of many organs. After absorbing L-tryptophan from food, our bodies convert it to 5-HTP (5-hyrdoxytryptophan), and then to serotonin.
Amount Per Serving
*Daily Value Not Established
Gelatin Capsule, Vegetable Stearic Acid, Silica, Plant Cellulose.
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Suggested Use (Manufacturer guidelines):
Adults, Take one or two capsules 15 to 30 minutes before bedtime with 6-8 oz. of water or a small amount of carbohydrate such as diluted fruit or vegetable juice to facilitate uptake. Should not be taken with milk, hot fluids, or other proteins (recommended 1 hour to either side of protein). Make sure that a good B-Complex is taken during the day with a balance of B-2 (Riboflavin), B-3 (Niacin), and especially B-6 (Pyridoxine) to exceed 5 capsules or 2.5 grams per day unless directed by your physician.
If you are pregnant, nursing, or using medications (most importantly certain classes of anti-depressant drugs), consult your doctor before using. As with any dietary supplement, if any adverse reaction should occur, discontinue use.