L-Triptophan 500mg by HSN Essentials consists of the essential amino acid L-Triptophan, which apart from its work as an element of muscle contraction, plays other roles within our organism.
Triptophan has the ability to cross the hematoencephalic barrier, which is the one that filters substances that can enter the blood stream. Due to this, one of the main missions of tryptophan is that of being a precursor of the neurotransmitter serotonin. It is known that maintaining low levels of serotinin can negatively affect:
- Memory and concentration
- Relaxation and rest
Serotonin cannot be directly taken, but tryptophan can, and this will regulate your serotonin levels, resulting in an improvement of depressive symptoms like mood swings and aggressive behaviour, anxiety and stress. Another role played by tryptophan is that facing niacin deficiency, it is able to synthesize it.