Helps your body to:
- produce serotonin, which may improve mood
- support relaxation
- sleep well
- promote the body's own natural melatonin without the addition of hormones
Protect and effective against:
- mood swings
- a reduced memory performance
Inadequate dietary protein intake can contribute to a deficiency of tryptophan. Since it is an essential amino acid, tryptophan deficiency may cause symptoms mirror those of protein deficiency. These include weight loss and impaired growth in infants and children. As insufficient dietary intake of tryptophan can lead to low serotonin levels, deficiency can lead to neuropsychological symptoms including depression, anxiety, irritability, impulsiveness, inability to concentrate, poor dream recall and insomnia. Other associated symptoms include carbohydrate cravings, overeating and weight gain.
A tryptophan overdose can cause a condition known as eosiniophilia-myalgia syndrome, which can cause severe muscle pain, nerve pain, hair loss, fatigue, a rash, dry skin and high levels of a type of immune cell known as eosinophils. A tryptophan overdose can also cause serotonin syndrome, which can result in confusion, hallucinations, muscle spasms, trouble walking, increased sweating, fever, rapid heartbeat, faintness and diarrhea.
Recommended daily intake: