Medical uses and tryptophan supplement

By Hagal Adam
On September 17, 2016 At 9:52 am

Category : Health

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Today depression is becoming common among majority of people. Among these significant number of people suffers from severe depression. Modern life style may be one of the reasons behind this because the number of depressed adults is increasing day by day. So this is the major reason behind invention of new supplements. Doctors prescribing these supplements are common today. Anti-depressants are becoming a part of life for today’s generation. Especially women between ages of 40-60 are mainly depending on these supplements. Some of the anti-depressants which are strong may cause lot of side effects like dependency, muted emotions, and withdrawals.

Keeping all these in mind, medical industry is turning towards organic compounds. One among them is L-Tryptophan. One can experience mild side effects. By using this benefits can be increased and side effects are reduced. This is because since it is even produced naturally in brain; brain already knows how to process this.

How it works:

Many of the food sources contain all most all forms of tryptophan. Some of them are spinach, animal protein, bananas, and nuts. These sources contain huge amount of this compound. After the consumption of tryptophan through foods, it will be converted into 5-htp. This is considered as an intermediate compound. This can cross the blood brain barrier very easily. Once reached, it will get converted into serotonin. This is a neurotransmitter which is responsible for managing nerve cells communication. It is the key behind balancing mood and blood pressure.

Calmness and a sense of happiness are produced in an individual when this neurotransmitter binds with respective receptors. Mood imbalances and depression are usually caused by inadequate amount of serotonin. So one can achieve a positive mental state and can be in a state of relaxed mood by supplying balanced amount of serotonin to the brain.

User reviews:

Most of the user reported that l-tryptophan can be used as a mild supplement for depression, mood imbalances and for anxiety issues. Many people have experienced improved sociability, reduction in stress, and enhanced mood after the use of this supplement. Many have adapted this as a preventive supplement in their daily life. It can also be used in the treatment of anxiety attacks.

But when it comes to comparison between tryptophan and 5-htp there will be debates because 5-htp is the intermediate compound which comes in between serotonin and tryptophan. Impact on digestion and liver caused by 5-htp is very mild and less energy is required by it to get converted into serotonin. So number of user reviews reported that 5-htp is more effective when compared to tryptophan.

But meantime tryptophan is more than enough to handle daily stress management caused at work or at home. Many have felt easier to face the challenges and social anxiety through its use. Even insecurity can be decreased by its use and that results in increasing confidence. Many use this supplement before dates, interviews and social presentations. Since it is also responsible for the production of melatonin, it can increase good sleep. It is very effective as a cure for insomnia.

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