Best L-Tryptophan products contain Ajinomoto TryptoPure. Tryptophan is an essential amino acid readily converted by the body to the neurotransmitter serotonin. Able to cross the blood-brain barrier, L-tryptophan is altered by enzymes to first form the intermediate amino acid 5-HTP and then serotonin. It is also the metabolic precursor to melatonin and to the B vitamin niacin.
Supplementing the diet with pure L-tryptophan like TryptoPure, found in Doctor’s Best L-Tryptophan products, may improve sleep and enhance mood, and may also be beneficial in reducing carbohydrate cravings.
Adequate sleep is a necessity for maintaining proper health. Sleeping well enhances our ability to function during the day. The body requires sleep as downtime to regenerate and repair essential bodily functions and allow us to feel refreshed. L-Tryptophan is a potent nutrient that may support restful, peaceful sleep via a number of mechanisms. L-tryptophan may help to decrease the amount of time it takes to fall asleep. It may enhance total sleep time, decrease intermittent wakening, and decrease early morning wakefulness, allowing the body to feel rejuvenated.
L-tryptophan may play a supportive role in helping individuals who are currently involved in weight management programs and diets by helping to reduce carbohydrate cravings. During dieting, serotonin levels drop dramatically.Serotonin plays a role in controlling appetite, and eating carbohydrate-rich foods increases serotonin levels in the brain.
TryptoPure™ is pure, pharmaceutical-grade L-tryptophan produced by the world`s leading maker of amino acids—Ajinomoto. The global leader in the research, production and sales of amino acids. Ajinomoto was one of the first to make pharmaceutical-grade amino acids; they literally invented the process. Ajinomoto TryptoPure™ is considered the purest, most trusted L-tryptophan available. It is manufactured via fermentation strictly from vegetable sources, not animal, and it is between 99% and 100% pure.