Serotonin is a neurotransmitter made in the brain from tryptophan. Serotonin has been associated with positive moods and restful sleep.
To produce and maintain optimum serotonin levels, your body requires tryptophan, an essential amino acid, which means that your body cannot produce it. In the body, tryptophan has been shown to:
Life Extension® offers Optimized Tryptophan Plus to broadly and powerfully support tryptophan levels already within the normal range. In addition to delivering an optimum intake of tryptophan itself the Optimized Tryptophan Plus formula also provides a unique, balanced supply of other nutrients found to help maintain tryptophan activity in the body.
Optimized Tryptophan Plus blends lysine, niacinamide, and extracts of hops and rosemary to provide nutritive support for the body’s production of serotonin.
Life Extension® Optimized Tryptophan Plus contains premium L-tryptophan which has undergone significantly more rigorous manufacturing processes than regular tryptophan material, to assure the highest purity and safety.
3 Vegetarian Capsules, 30 servings per container
Vegetable cellulose (capsule), maltodextrin, modified food starch, ascorbyl palmitate, silica, medium chain triglycerides.
Take up to three capsules all at once before bedtime, or one capsule on an empty stomach before each meal, 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 or amino acids.
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. Keep out of reach of children. Do not exceed recommended dose. Do not purchase if outer seal is broken or damaged. When using nutritional supplements, please consult with your physician if you are undergoing treatment for a medical condition or if you are pregnant or lactating.
Serving Size is 3 Vegetarian Capsules*Daily Value (DV) not established.
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