Amino acids

Tryptophan



Last update: 2.5.2017.

Tryptophan

Supplement Watch - Tryptophan

Tryptophan is an essential amino acid.

Essential amino acids cannot be created by the body from other other compounds. This is why these amino acids must be taken from food.

What is Tryptophan needed for?

Plays an essential part in the production serotonin

Enhances the release of growth hormones

Suppresses appetite

Where can you get Tryptophan?

Most protein-based foods, protein supplements, chocolate, milk, yogurt, cottage cheese, red meat, eggs, fish and broccoli.

External links

WikipediaTryptophan- MedlinePlus-Amino acids