WHAT IS L-TRYPTOPHAN?
L-tryptophan is an essential amino acid, an important building block of proteins that your body cannot produce on its own and must get from the food that you eat or supplementation. Food such as eggs, salmon, cheese, pineapples, nuts and seeds, tofu etc. are a natural source of L-Tryptophan. L-tryptophan is needed by the body to make certain brain-signaling chemicals. Your body changes L-tryptophan into a brain chemical called serotonin and the hormone melatonin. Serotonin is a chemical messenger that’s believed to act as a mood stabilizer. It’s said to help produce healthy sleeping patterns as well as boost your mood. Melatonin is needed for healthy sleep and to promote relaxation. *