is one pack of 500 grams (1.1lb, 17.6oz) L-Tryptophan pure powder, free base form, with US Pharmacopeia (USP) Quality. It is pharmaceutical quality grade. There is not any additive or filler inside. Manufacturer assayed as >99%. There are 1 to 1.5 years shelf life available.
Appearance: White to yellowish crystalline powder. Taste: Very slightly bitter taste. Solubility: Slightly soluble in water, mixable in cold water. Store in cool and dry place, keep away from strong light and heat.
This L-Tryptophan base form pure powder is good for direct consumption, formulation, health product R&D (research and development), or your business purpose.
Generally Suggested Use: For adult, to take flat 1/2 teaspoon (0.5g) powder 1 to 3 times daily with water or juice on an empty stomach, or as directed by your physician. For sleep aid, best used before bedtime. Or, for your formulation, R&D, and your other use purpose.
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Health Benefits of L-Tryptophan:
Promotes Restful Sleep
Encourages Positive Mood and Emotions
Supports Weight Management Efforts
L-Tryptophan is an essential amino acid. It is a precursor of serotonin and melatonin. L-Tryptophan is metabolized by enzymes to form the intermediate amino acid 5-HTP (5-hydroxytryptophan) and then serotonin. L-tryptophan is also the metabolic precursor to melatonin and to the B vitamin niacin (B3). Both serotonin and melatonin are important to regulate mood and stress. Serotonin plays important roles in the body for sleep, mood, appetite, muscle contraction, and some cognitive functions including memory and learning. Though there are many dietary sources of serotonin, unlike its precursors L-tryptophan and 5HTP, serotonin does not cross blood-brain barrier, which means that ingesting serotonin in the diet has no effect on brain serotonin levels.
As proven by many studies, L-tryptophan is a potent nutrient to enhance restful and peaceful sleep, and also to effectively provide a remedy for occasional sleepless. There is not feeling of next-day drowsiness to take L-tryptophan. The body requires adequate sleep to regenerate and repair essential body functions and allow us to feel refreshed. Sleeping well is a necessity for maintain proper health.
Clinical studies show that L-tryptophan supplementation can positively affect healthy mood and emotional well-being. Supplementation with L-tryptophan can cause in increase in happy facial expression, a decrease in negative and disgusted facial expressions, and decrease in the attention paid to negative words. A study also indicated that supplementation L-tryptophan with one gram three times per day significantly decreased quarrelsome and aggressive behaviors while enhancing agreeable behaviors in everyday social interactions.
A double blind placebo-controlled study found that two grams of L-tryptophan administered three times a day, from the day of ovulation to the third day of menstruation (the luteal phase) in healthy women, significantly relieved the most prominent mood symptoms associated with PMS. After three months of use, women taking L-tryptophan experienced statistically significant control of extreme mood swings, sadness, irritability, and tension. It also improved their perceived quality of life (A placebo-controlled clinical trial of L-tryptophan in premenstrual dysphoria. Steinberg S, Annable L, Young SN, Liyanage N.; Department of Psychiatry, St. Mary's Hospital, Montreal, Quebec, Canada.;Biol Psychiatry. 1999 Feb 1; 45(3):313-20.).
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. This may explain carbohydrate cravings and resultant binge eating in some dieters. While no human trials have examined L-tryptophan supplementation directly, a number of clinical trials have used supplemental 5-HTP, the amino acid produced in the body from L-tryptophan. Results of these trials have shown decreases in overall food intake and a subsequent reduction in weight in individuals taking 5-HTP. (. Eating behavior and adherence to dietary prescriptions in obese adult subjects treated with 5-hydroxytryptophan.Cangiano C, Ceci F, Cascino A, Del Ben M, Laviano A, Muscaritoli M, Antonucci F, Rossi-Fanelli F. 3rd Department of Internal Medicine, University of Rome, La Sapienza, Italy. Am J Clin Nutr. 1992 Nov; 56(5):863-7. . A functional food product for the management of weight. Bell SJ, Goodrick GK. Functional Foods, Inc., Belmont, MA 02478, USA. Crit Rev Food Sci Nutr. 2002 Mar; 42(2):163-78. .The effects of oral 5-hydroxytryptophan administration on feeding behavior in obese adult female subjects. Ceci F, Cangiano C, Cairella M, Cascino A, Del Ben M, Muscaritoli M, Sibilia L, Rossi Fanelli. Department of Internal Medicine, University of Rome La Sapienza, Italy. J. Neural Transm. 1989;76(2):109-17.) It is likely that L-tryptophan supplementation would have similar effects.
Caution: If you are taking anti-depressant medications, please ask your physician before taking L-Tryptophan.
The L-Tryptophan powder was produced according to USP/AJI quality standards. Please check general quality specification details, click here
. All actual batch L-tryptophan powder meets or is better than the quality specification requirements.
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