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L Tryptophan

CAS NO: 73-22-3


L-Tryptophan, also known as Trp, is an essential amino acid that cannot be synthesized by the human body and must be obtained through the diet. It is used in the body to synthesize serotonin, a neurotransmitter that regulates mood and appetite, and melatonin, a hormone that regulates sleep.

The CAS number for L-Tryptophan is 73-22-3. It is found in many protein-rich foods such as turkey, chicken, fish, eggs, and cheese. L-Tryptophan supplements are also available for use as a dietary supplement.

L-Tryptophan has been studied for its potential benefits in treating conditions such as depression, anxiety, insomnia, and premenstrual syndrome (PMS). It may also have a role in supporting immune function and reducing inflammation.

However, it is important to note that high doses of L-Tryptophan supplements have been associated with a rare but serious condition called eosinophilia-myalgia syndrome (EMS). As a result, the use of L-Tryptophan supplements has been restricted in some countries. It is important to speak with a healthcare provider before taking L-Tryptophan supplements.

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