L-Tryptophan: Mood, Relaxation, Sleep
• Supports immune functions
• Supports circulation and a healthy nervous system
• Produces hydrochloric acid for the digestive system
Do you occasionally feel frazzled and stressed? Are there times when you can’t cope, can’t sleep, can’t deal with your life? Relax…BIOVEA® presents L-Tryptophan, the natural amino acid that converts into neurotransmitters that support sleep, rest, and good feelings. The amino acid L-tryptophan affects many neurochemicals that help people feel their best: mentally and emotionally functioning at peak. Many people are deficient in this important amino acid because its best source is complex carbohydrates—often lacking in modern diets. L-tryptophan is the precursor to serotonin and melatonin, both important for mood, sleep, and many other biological functions.
Relax and let L-Tryptophan restore your normal, healthy equilibrium through the body’s natural processes of rest, relaxation, and soothing sleep.
Feeling Good — It Isn’t All in Your Head
Today’s nutrient-deficient diets certainly affect your body, but did you realise that they affect your mood and brain chemistry as well? Diets that are heavy in refined grains, sugars, and saturated fats frequently can lead to a deficiency of one of the most fascinating amino acids in the body: L-tryptophan. Diets lacking this important amino acid lead to imbalances that affect mood, ability to sleep, and ability to handle stress. L-tryptophan is also the body’s natural aid after too much exercise or occasional monthly discomforts in women, and it helps the body make the transition to new time zones after long flights. Yet even with these important roles, L-tryptophan is lacking in many people because it is the least abundant amino acid in the diet.
L-Tryptophan or 5-HTP?
L-tryptophan is the spark that ignites the body’s production of 5-HTP and from that, serotonin, a neurotransmitter that controls sleep, memory, learning, the body’s temperature, mood, behavior, many sexual responses, cardiovascular functions, and endocrine regulation. L-Tryptophan is the best alternative for relaxation and improved mood. Even though L-tryptophan and 5-HTP are converted to serotonin, widely known as the body’s mood and sleep regulator, there are differences in the two. First is that L-tryptophan is an important amino acid that has many functions in the body—for example, it can be converted to niacin, or to the precursor to the kynurenines, a family of biochemicals that help regulate the immune system, if that is what the body needs. These multiple functions cannot be done by 5-HTP. Another difference is that all 5-HTP is converted to serotonin. The body regulates the amount of Ltryptophan that is converted to serotonin based upon the body’s needs.