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Tryptophan Supplements

Tryptophan Supplements

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Our body requires proteins to build and repair muscles and tissues all the time. While some of the amino acids that make up protein are produced by the body, half of them are not. This is why the body is dependent on our intake of these particular amino acids, called essential amino acids, in order to continue with building tissues and muscles.


While tryptophan may be available in many food sources, there are still some factors that affect the intake and supply of tryptophan. Food restrictions, poor lifestyle and certain health conditions may contribute to the low levels of tryptophan in the body. Eating more protein-rich foods may look like the obvious answer but it can actually lower tryptophan levels even more. When protein is broken down into amino acids, other essential amino acids are present and are stronger competitors of tryptophan in its access to the brain.


Tryptophan supplements are now prescribed by doctors to patients who have trouble sleeping and staying asleep. They are available in many health food stores. Many patients have found it effective in giving them a good night’s sleep. Some studies have also shown that tryptophan supplements may be effective in helping treat patients with depression and anxiety. In fact, it is used by some doctors to augment antidepressants.


Dietary supplements of tryptophan may now be available for purchase, but in 1989, an outbreak of EMS (eosinophilia-myalgia syndrome) occurred from a contaminated batch of tryptophan supplements that killed 37 from the affected population of 1,500. The FDA banned tryptophan supplements from the market, claiming it was unsafe. But after February 2001, it loosened its restrictions and now tryptophan is available in many stores and even for online purchase.


There is no established dosage for tryptophan since little is known of its safety information concerning long-term use. A consult with a physician is important to make sure there is no problem with taking this supplement.

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