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Tryptophan: Tryptophan is one of a variety of essential amino acids, which make up the foundation and structure of protein in the body and have many important functions. People generally get all the tryptophan they need through foods, such as meats, poultry, and dairy products. Tryptophan is also available in supplements.
Adequate amounts of Tryptophan are claimed to be potentially beneficial for:
Adequate amounts of Tryptophan are claimed to be potentially preventative for:
Excessive intake of Tryptophan may involve the following risks:
Tryptophan: The least plentiful of all 22 amino acids and an essential amino acid in humans (provided by food), Tryptophan is found in most proteins and a precursor of serotonin. Tryptophan is converted to 5-hydroxy-tryptophan (5-HTP), converted in turn to serotonin, a neurotransmitter essential in regulating appetite, sleep, mood, and pain. Tryptophan is a natural sedative and present in dairy products, meats, brown rice, fish, and soybeans. (NCI04)
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Tryptophan : essential amino acid necessary for normal growth in infants, nitrogen balance in adults; seretonin precursor.
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