Tryptophan is an essential amino acid, which means that your body cannot manufacture it, so you need it every day either in food or in a supplement.
What is this Amino Acid Used For?
Tryptophan is used by the body for:
- Growth and development
- Producing niacin (Vitamin B3)
- Aided by the niacin, creating serotonin
What is Serotonin Used For?
Serotonin is a calming substance for the body and plays a key role in healthy sleep and a stable mood. For this reason, it is often called a natural sedative.
How to Take It
Tryptophan works best on an empty stomach.