Tryptophan is an essential amino acid, that works to help us sleep better. Tryptophan breaks down into serotonin, a calming neurotransmitter, that can also help to stabilise moods. It is needed for the production of vitamin B3 (niacin), it helps boost growth hormone, and it may also help suppress appetite.
As with most amino acid supplements your body needs vitamin B6 (pyridoxine) as a cofactor to enable it to metabolise them. To help rule out any possible deficiency of L-tryptophan, you may wish to take vitamin B complex® alongside L-tryptophan.
- Supplementation of a single B vitamin can cause an imbalance of the other B vitamins (of which there are eleven). Therefore, you may wish to consider taking a B complex® vitamin supplement which contains all the B vitamins, helping to avoid an imbalance.
- Most amino acids come in two forms; D- or L- (such as L-tyrosine or D-tyrosine). D-amino acid is a mirror image of the L- amino acid – in other word the D- form is backward image. Both can be taken. However, the L- form is preferable as it is the exact image of the amino acid in its natural form found in the body. The L- form is considered the more effective for overall human health.
L-tryptophan 1000 mg, Bulking agents (Microcrystalline cellulose, Dicalcium phosphate), Stabiliser (Polyvinylpyrrolidone), Anti-caking agents (Magnesium stearate, silicon dioxide), Glazing agents (Hydroxypropyl methyl cellulose, Magnesium silicate, Hydroxypropylcellulose, Coconut oil), Colour (titanium dioxide)
One (1) tablet at 4 pm and one (1) tablet before bed with a glass of water.
NOTE: It’s important to take a little piece of sugar with L-tryptophan to help it pass through the blood brain barrier (an apple or a piece of dark chocolate would suffice)
- Do not exceed the recommended daily dose
- Keep out of reach of young children
- Nutritional supplements should not replace a varied and balanced diet and a healthy lifestyle
- Children, pregnant women and women who are breastfeeding, consult your pharmacist before use
- Check with simultaneous intake of medicines
- No long-term use without professional advice
- Tryptophan should not be taken if you are on SSRIs (Selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor) or MAOs (Monoamine oxidase inhibitors).