Is it safe to take tryptophan supplements?

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asked Feb 10 in Other- Health by Juliagarcia (1,100 points)
Is it safe to take tryptophan supplements?

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answered Feb 14 by Lamkerprist (4,820 points)
Taking Tryptophan Supplements is generally considered safe as long as you have no other health issues that could cause the Tryptophan Supplements to interact badly with the health issues.

Consult your doctor before you do take any Tryptophan Supplements but for most people it's safe to take Tryptophan Supplements in moderation.

Just don't overdose on the Tryptophan as that can lead to death and other serious health issues.

For most people who take Tryptophan or consume Tryptophan the Tryptophan makes the person drowsy and sleepy.

However some peoples bodies react differently to the Tryptophan and in some cases the Tryptophan can keep the person awake or at least make it hard for the person to fall asleep.

For some people who take Tryptophan it can make them sleepy especially if the Tryptophan is taken or eaten by itself without amino acids.

Some people fall asleep soon after taking Tryptophan while other people stay awake as it depends on the persons body.

Taking Tryptophan can raise your blood pressure slightly but not too high.

It's normal to see a slight increase in your blood pressure when taking Tryptophan or consuming foods with Tryptophan.

Bananas are a good source of naturally occurring Tryptophan.

A medium sized banana contains 11 milligrams of the essential Tryptophan and bananas are also very health in other ways as well.

Bananas also give you energy, boost your immune system, may prevent cancer, help keep your bowels moving etc.

The body uses tryptophan to make serotonin and melatonin in the body.

Serotonin in your body helps regulate and control your appetite, improve sleep, improve mood and help alleviate pain and Melatonin in your body helps regulate and control your sleep and wake cycle.

Being low on Melatonin in your body can cause insomnia and make it hard for you fall asleep and stay asleep and prevents you from getting a good nights rest.

Sometimes you need to take some melatonin supplements to help you sleep.

Tryptophan is an α-amino acid that is used in the biosynthesis of proteins in your body that your body does not naturally produces but needs.

Tryptophan contains an α-amino group, an α-carboxylic acid group, and a side chain indole, making it a non-polar aromatic amino acid and it is essential in humans, meaning that the body cannot synthesize it and it must be obtained from the diet.

Tryptophan is an essential amino acid that cannot be produced by the human body and must be obtained through your diet, primarily from animal or plant based protein sources.

Tryptophan was discovered in the early 1900s after it was isolated from casein, a protein found in milk.
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answered Apr 8 by Djonatan (2,260 points)

I think that only your doctor will be able to answer this question as correctly as possible. I know that nutritional supplements come in a wide variety of formulations, so people who are food allergic or who are overly sensitive to certain ingredients should read the ingredients carefully before adding them to their diet. Also, if you read reviews of supplements on one of the online health and nutrition resources such as liverphil, you can get a sense of which brands have a good reputation, which products do really work well.

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