L-Tryptophan is soothing and comforting, great for those with anxiety and sleep disturbances. It achieves these calming effects because it acts as a precursor to serotonin and melatonin. First, it gets converted into 5-hydroxytryptophan (5-HTP), then it’s transformed into serotonin, which is then changed into melatonin. Melatonin is a very popular supplement often taken to aid sleep and to help restore natural sleep/wake cycles. Serotonin (one of the main feel-good hormones) can relieve anxiety, help with depression and sleep, and can act as a natural mood stabilizer.
Tryptophan may be beneficial for a variety of conditions. Researchers are looking into a possible connection between lower Tryptophan levels and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and Fibromyalgia. Studies suggest that supplementing with Tryptophan may increase serotonin levels, which may help ease symptoms. Migraine sufferers may also benefit from supplementing with Tryptophan. Tryptophan depletion was found to increase nausea, light sensitivity and pain in migraine sufferers.
L-Tryptophan usually starts working within 20-30 minutes after ingestion.
- Help Reduce Insomnia
- Ease Migraines & Headaches
- May Aid Chronic Fatigue Syndrome & Fibromyalgia
Suggested Use: Take 1 capsule 1-3 times daily for mood and stress. As a sleep aid, take 1-3 capsules 30-60 minutes before sleep on an empty stomach.
- Dosage: 1 capsule (500 mg)
- Quantities Available: 18 capsule trial size, 60, 250, 500, and 1000 capsules
Ingredients: L-Tryptophan (500 mg)
Contraindications and Cautions: If you are pregnant, nursing, trying to conceive, under the age of 18, have a medical condition, and/or are taking any medications, such as for anxiety or depression (SSRIs and MAOIs), consult your physician before using this product.