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Tryptophan for Anxiety and Depression

Tryptophan (L-tryptophan) is one of the essential amino acids that the body needs. It is responsible for raising seratonin levels in the brain.

Seratonin is a neurotransmitter in the brain that helps regulate appetite, sleep and mood.

When the body is depleted of trytophan, seratonin levels are low and symptoms can present themselves as weight problems, irritability, impulsivity, anxiety, depression, carbohydrate cravings and even insomnia.

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Life Extension magazine has some really great articles. Be sure to read them below! As always, education is key to helping you make the best decisions for yourself.

Tryptophan has been known to have negative interactions with specific medications and herbs. It's always best to check with your doctor or pharmacist prior to taking it.

"Why Aging People Become Depressed, Fatigued, and Overweight" By William Faloon

The FDA’s Cruel Hoax By William Faloon

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