For a balanced mood, L-Tryptophan is a key component to have in your supplement arsenal. Tryptophan also helps combat depression and insomnia and to stabilize moods. It helps to control hyperactivity in children, alleviate stress, benefit the heart, aid in weight control as an appetite suppressant, and enhance the release of growth hormone. B-6 (P5P) is necessary for the formation of tryptophan, which is required for the formation of serotonin; Doctor's Choice uses P5P because it crosses the blood-brain barrier. A lack of tryptophan and magnesium may contribute to coronary artery spasms or irregular heartbeats; supplementation can conceivably reduce heart attacks.
In 2001, a meta-analysis was performed by the British Journal of Psychiatry. Researchers studied the effects of tryptophan depletion on mental health. In subjects who were healthy, the study found that a lack of tryptophan lowered mood, increased aggression, and impaired memory. In patients who had depression and had found relief with antidepressants, tryptophan depletion caused a relapse; similar results were found in those with panic disorders.
L-tryptophan does not work by drugging or depressing the central nervous system. L-tryptophan simply returns normal function by being available for the body to use as needed. Although tryptophan is found in foods, such as brown rice, cottage cheese, turkey, peanuts, and soy protein, the best way is supplementation, since this is the only way to cross the blood-brain barrier for absorption in any noticeable amount. High protein meals can depress the brain levels of L-tryptophan since they compete with various other amino acids for uptake.
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