L-Tryptophan is an essential amino acid important in human nutrition for the synthesis of melatonin and serotonin, hormones regulating mood and stress response. L-Tryptophan helps support relaxation, sleep, positive mood and immune function.* As an essential amino acid, it is not synthesized by the body and must be obtained from the diet. NOW® L-Tryptophan is pharmaceutically pure - every lot is tested to be free of Peak E and microbial contamination.
NOW® L-Tryptophan is Pharmaceutical Grade (USP).
Contains no: sugar, salt, yeast, wheat, gluten, soy, milk, egg, shellfish or preservatives. Vegetarian/Vegan Product.
*These statements have not been evaluated by the FDA. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.
Keep out of reach of children. Pregnant/lactating women, those taking anti-depressant medications (such as SSRI's or MAOI's), or those with liver disorders, consult a health care professional before using this product. May cause drowsiness.
Do Not Eat Freshness Packet. Keep in Bottle.
Comments about NOW Foods L-Tryptophan, 1000mg, Tablets, 60 ea:
The worst thing about tryptophan is that it is so highly contested and very hard to find accurate information about. One good thing to know is that it is sold as a drug under the name Tryptan. That might help an Internet search. I have not been able to find any brand that offers this level of quality of tryptophan, but I wish I could buy a larger quantity. These 1 gram pills are easier to take than the 500mg pills. You should always make sure to take B6 with tryptophan to avoid possible bladder cancer, and to effect the synthesis of serotonin. Take on an empty stomach, and take with some carbs or sugar, enough to make insulin release because that will clear the other aminos from your bloodstream, giving your body a chance to absorb the tryptophan. You only get about 5% of what you take even doing these things so if you think tryptophan doesn't work, maybe you're not taking it right. Tryptophan is the only thing that has ever really worked for my depression, it has changed my life.
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
As a dietary supplement, take 1 tablet 1 to 3 times daily on an empty stomach or as directed by a healthcare professional. Best used at bedtime. Consider taking this product in combination with NOW® Inositol and Magnesium.
Store in a cool, dry place.
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