- 500mg Tryptophan per capsule
- Ideal for periods of weight loss
- Helps regulate appetite and food anxiety
- Stimulates a healthy nervous system
- Favors relaxation, sleep quality and helps regulate mood
What is L-Tryptophan?
L-Triptophan by HSN Essentials consists of the essential amino acid L-Triptophan, which apart from its function as an element of muscle contraction, plays other roles within our organism.
Benefits of L-Tryptophan
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
L-Tryptophan and Serotonin
Serotonin is a neurotransmitter that promotes a range of subjective sensations and perceptions, such as safety, relaxation, and trust. A deficit in this hormone can lead to a state of sleep deprivation, anxiety, depression, and even predisposition to eat in abundance and generate overweight (desire to eat sweets).
Serotonin levels tend to decrease with age, which is related to sleep problems and a negative mood. By this fact, a desire of people of advanced age could be to recover approximately the levels of serotonin that they had when they were younger.
The amino acid tryptophan is necessary for the synthesis of serotonin in the brain, and that is why we must take care of our nutrition. The problem may lie in our food supply, or the diet itself, where this substance tends to be the least abundant. It's estimated that amounts of 1 to 1.5g of tryptophan are ingested from the diet.
Among the possible methods to increase the production of serotonin, the supply of a sufficient amount of tryptophan through our diet is one of these methods, for this reason, it is highly recommended to resort to the route of supplementation.
Serotonin cannot be directly taken, but tryptophan can, and this will regulate its levels, resulting in an improvement of depressive symptoms like mood swings and aggressive behaviour, anxiety and stress.
Who can benefit from L-Tryptophan?
- Anyone seeking to enrich their diet with the essential amino acid tryptophan, to mitigate depressive symptoms.
- People with sleep problems or who want to help improve their sleep cycle and relaxation.
- People who suffer from anxiety due to carrying out a calorie restricted diet.