Life Extension L-Tryptophan 500 mg 90 vegetarian capsules
Life Extension Item Catalog Number: 01722
Serotonin is a neurotransmitter in the brain associated with positive moods and restful sleep.39-42 To produce and maintain optimum serotonin levels, your body requires tryptophan, an essential amino acid the body can't produce.39
In the body, tryptophan has been shown to:
The basis for this formula is premium L-tryptophan, which has undergone significantly more rigorous manufacturing processes than regular tryptophan material to assure the highest purity and safety.
Dosage and Use
Take one (1) capsule 1 to 3 times daily on an empty stomach, or as recommended by a healthcare practitioner.
For maximum absorption, take with a small amount of carbohydrate, such as diluted juice.
Best if taken separately from protein and amino acids.
Serving Size 1 vegetarian capsule
Amount Per Serving
Vitamin C (as ascorbyl palmitate) 5 mg
L-Tryptophan 500 mg
Other ingredients: vegetable cellulose (capsule), microcrystalline cellulose, hydroxypropyl cellulose, silica, medium chain triglycerides.
Caution: Consult your healthcare provider before taking this product if you are taking prescription medications (e.g. MAOI and SSRI antidepressants) for depression. Concomitant use of L-tryptophan with antidepressant medications has the potential to increase the risk of serotonin syndrome, characterized by symptoms like confusion, sweating, agitation, nausea, involuntary muscle contractions, and racing heartbeat. Do not use L-tryptophan before driving or operating heavy machinery.
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