Tryptophan is a natural building block of serotonin, the neurotransmitter that plays an important role in appetite, mood, normal sleep patterns, and nervous-system function.*
The neurotransmitter serotonin has become a goldmine for the makers of patent medicines, but there are two vastly different approaches to making your body think it has more serotonin: one is to mimic it, the other is to make it.*
L-Tryptophan is the amino acid that the body uses to make 5-HTP and then from there it makes serotonin.* With LIDTKE Medical L-Tryptophan you will be providing your body the most critical essential amino acid needed to make serotonin.* There is better, no more-natural way to feel relaxed.*
A note on Quality
When taking tryptophan, high quality is crucial. LIDTKE TryptoGOLD™ is a high quality pharmaceutical grade material, meeting strict EP standards, which are better than USP standards. With Ultra Premium TryptoGOLD, Lidtke strives to bring a new level of purity and safety to all our products containing L-Tryptophan... custom made by a natural fermentation process.
Is there anything I should avoid when using this product?
There are three primary classes of drugs that you may want to avoid when taking L-Tryptophan. Conversely, when taking these prescription drugs, you may want to avoid L-Tryptophan supplements. These drugs include: SSRI's, Tricyclic's, and MAOI's. L-Tryptophan by itself behaves in a predictable way, and serotonin levels tend to respond as L-Tryptophan consumption increases.
These classes of drugs, though, operate in less predictable ways, and mixing L-Tryptophan with any of them could raise serotonin levels higher than desired. If you are working with a physician and would like to reduce your drug dosage in favor of taking a natural supplement, please have your doctor review The Hunter Serotonin Toxicity Criteria. It is our belief that numerous doctors have used this protocol with good results.