L-tryptophane

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L-tryptophane

Overview

Tryptophan is an essential amino acid that serves several important purposes, like nitrogen balance in adults and growth in infants. There are two types of tryptophan: L-tryptophan and D-tryptophan. The only difference between the two types is the orientation of the molecule. You can get tryptophan through certain foods like peanuts, pumpkine and sesame seeds, chocolate and soy.


Mechanism

L-tryptophane is an essential amino acid, used as an important building block for serotonine, a body own anxiety inhibitor.


Benefits

  • Supports healthy sleep

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References

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  • Wang D, Li W, Xiao Y, et al. Tryptophan for the sleeping disorder and mental symptom of new-type drug dependence: A randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial. Medicine (Baltimore). 2016;95(28):e4135. doi:10.1097/MD.0000000000004135

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