HealthWise® L-Tryptophan is 100% pure pharmaceutical grade amino acid. This essential amino acid is found in all animal proteins and is often lacking in a vegan diet.
L-Tryptophan and the conversion to 5-HTP are known precursors to enhance the neurotransmitter Serotonin, manufactured in the brain and GI tract. L-Tryptophan absorption can be boosted by supplementation with B group vitamins.
Tryptophan is an essential amino acid. It is the precursor to 5-hydroxytryptophan (5-HTP) which is the direct precursor to serotonin. Serotonin is important for mood and sleep; when it is deficient, this can lead to anxiety, depression, insomnia and various other neuropsychological conditions. L-Tryptophan works in about 50% of insomnia cases.
Tryptophan is the precursor for vitamin B3 in the form of nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide (NAD). Only about 1/60th of the tryptophan in the body is actually converted to NAD.
Features / Indications
- 100% pure powder.
- Pharmaceutical grade.
- Packed without fillers or flowing agents.
- Vegan friendly.
- Gluten free.
- Dairy free.
Dose & Administration
SERVING SUGGESTION: 1g on an empty stomach, preferably an hour before bed.
TIPS: Taking tryptophan off the spoon followed by coconut water or juice is a great way to absorb tryptophan, as it has low solubility in water.
Low degree heated water (up to 30°C) will aid solubility if unable to take off the spoon. Excessive heating is not recommended as it will affect the stability of the product.
Cautions & Contraindications
This product is sold as a food only.
For specific conditions, please consult your healthcare professional.