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More about Tryptophan and 5-HTP
L-tryptophan is an essential amino acid, which means the body does not produce it, so it must be obtained through diet. Good sources of tryptophan include eggs, cheese, poultry, shrimp, legumes, nuts, seeds, milk and chocolate. If you do not get enough of these foods in your diet, there are dietary supplements as well. Tryptophan works in the body to help produce serotonin, a chemical that maintains healthy mood and sleep, and niacin (vitamin B3), an important nutrient. Tryptophan also supports nitrogen balance in the body.
5-HTP is a nonessential amino acid that you cannot obtain from food. The body makes it from tryptophan, and it is then changed into serotonin. The only way to supplement what your body makes is through dietary supplements. 5-HTP products are made from the seeds of Griffonia simplicifolia, a plant native to Africa.
Benefits of Healthy Serotonin Levels
- Healthy mood
- Sound sleep
- Normal appetite
- Healthy libido
- Normal energy
- Sense of well-being
- Normal smooth muscle constriction
Natural Healthy Concepts has dozens of tryptophan and 5-HTP supplements to help support your healthy serotonin levels. To learn more about each of them, click on its product photo above.
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