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... tryptophan are better if the insomnia is related to depression as taking these supplements can help to bolster serotonin levls in the brain too in the ong term. ... (11 replies)
... I have an Rx for L-tryptophan that I use occasionally. After removing dairy from my diet, I was at a loss for a replacement for my warm-milk-at-bedtime. My Rx was for 500 mg., 1 to 2 capsules, however I have found that 1/2 cap is enough for me. However, I do not have severe insomnia. I am not aware that L-tryptophan is available OTC? It was removed about 2 decades ago... (11 replies)
... i take your point. alot of conspiracy theorists claim the ban on tryptophan was linked to pressure by the drugs companies as the ban coincided with the release of prozac. ... (11 replies)

... Does anyone here take L- Tryptophan? I found it in the Vitamin Shoppe and was just wondering who takes it. I am thinking of taking it for sleep (insomnia) issues. I have heard some bad things about it, like some people died from it because someone made a contaiminated batch and people bought it, et. So I am nervous. Does anyone take this and do they see a benefit from taking... (11 replies)
... tryptophan was taken off the mkt AGES AGO when people died from ONE contaminated batch from china (the FDA doesn't take most medicines or treatments off the market that kill *thousands* of people a year because there's a lot of MONEY in those things). But a hundred or less people die from a supplement and.....IT'S GONE FROM THE SHELVES! :rolleyes: I buy it over the... (11 replies)
... s. one of the cheapest meats too, which is a bonus. chicken wins second prize. much more expensive though. also bear in mind that turkey has nearly twice as much tryptophan than beef, which tends to be higher in other amino acids instead. ... (11 replies)
... So I am wondering how you are doing now? I am in the middle of working on getting off Lexapro. Actually it is 2 weeks today that I have not been on it. I sure hope this anxiety I am feeling goes away. I hope it's JUST withdrawl and not here to stay. Anyone else experience this? Also, what about that tryptophan? I don't think we got enough on that as an answer. 5-HTP anyone? (5 replies)
... I'm confused about why some over the counter items such as aspirin or Tylenol, could have a bad batch, and harm or kill people, and you don't need a prescription for those things? But with something such as L-Tryptophan, you need a prescription for it? (11 replies)
... These are foods high in the sleep-inducing amino acid tryptophan: Dairy products: cottage cheese, cheese, milk Soy products: soy milk, tofu, soybean nuts Seafood Meats Poultry Whole grains Beans Rice (11 replies)
... I don't know about tryptophan, but my daughter is a horrible insomniac. I give her melatonin and it knocks her out. I've not heard of anything negative about melatonin. Has any one heard anything about melatonin? (11 replies)
... Try the natural route and take the Amino Acid L-Tryptophan. Buy it at your health food store. Start with 1-500 mg. capsule at bedtime or take up to 3-500 mg. capsules at bedtime if one isn't enough. Give it a few weeks to see if it helps and at what dose. (11 replies)
... Vitamin Shop has two products that I have used for a few years now with no adverse side effects. L-tryptophan (500 mg, plain/no added herbs or vitamins) Snooze-in with Melatonin I take one each every night about 30 min to an hour before bed. If you happen to wake up in the middle of the night, then take one each again. You will not have grogginess or sleepiness the... (11 replies)
... UPDATE: Turns out it (my condition) was not Lexapro withdraw. The symptoms continued for a much too longer period of time than it would have taken for the drug to leave my system...so I went back to my primary care doc. He diagnosed me w/ Major Anxiety. I said: "doc...My brain itself is causing shortness of breath, heart palpitations, insomnia, fatuige, etc.,... (5 replies)
... In people who are vitamin B6 deficient, tryptophan may be degraded into toxic metabolites such as hydroxykynurenine, xanthurenic acid and hydroxyanthranilic acid. ... (9 replies)
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Dec 9, 2001
... is necessary for the formation of tryptophan, which, in turn, is required for the formation of serotonin. A lack of tryptophan and magnesium may contribute to coronary artery spasms. ... (5 replies)
... 5-HTP isn't a sleeping pill, so I wouldn't worry about getting addicted to it. It's supposed to help people who have low serotonin levels, like myself. People with low serotonin usually suffer from depression and anxiety, along with insomnia. Essentially, the tryptophan in 5-HTP is converted into serotonin in the body, therefore, improving the mood and sleep. I have to be... (7 replies)
... I take 2 tabs (100 ml) of NOW brand 5htp before bed every night ,and it works great for me. (My Holistic Dr. recommended the NOW brand) (11 replies)
... bananas are also a good source. alex. (11 replies)
... thanks for your reply. I did hear about the deaths a few years ago and that is scary! I did find this at the Vitamin Shoppe. But you are right, I was surprised to find it. Haven't taken it yet, a little nervous to!! (11 replies)
... Is it possible to have too much amino acids? If so, what happens? I have been researching amino acids and well they are AMAZING! I don't see why I dont go and pick up a few pills with an extreme amount in each (if I can I don't know if they come in pills). Any thoughts? Here is what I found when I researched them. Tryptophan: A natural relaxant, helps alleviate... (6 replies)




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