The essential amino acid L-Tryptophan helps support relaxation, restful sleep, and positive mood function. L-Tryptophan is naturally found in animal and plant proteins and is important in human nutrition for the synthesis of melatonin and serotonin, hormones regulating mood and stress response.
L-Tryptophan is considered an essential amino acid because our bodies can not make it. It is important for the development and functioning of many organs in the body. After absorbing L-Tryptophan from food, our bodies convert it to 5-HTP (5-hyrdoxytryptophan), and then to serotonin. Serotonin is a hormone that transmits signals between nerve cells. It also causes blood vessels to narrow. Changes in the level of serotonin in the brain can alter mood.
L-Tryptophan also supports immune function because it is the body‘s precursor to the kynurenines that regulate immunity. If needed, L-Tryptophan converts to niacin in the body which supports circulation, a healthy nervous system, the metabolism of food, and the production of hydrochloric acid for the digestive system.
Research has shown that this unique mix of ingredients is more effective than twice the dosage of plain tryptophan.
Features and benefits:
- Niacinamide and Vitamin B6 are factors in the maintenance of good health
- Niacinamide and Vitamin B6 help the body metabolize carbohydrates, fats, and proteins
- Vitamin B6 helps in tissue formation