Serotonin is a hormone that cares for the connection between nerve cells. It is naturally found in the brain and digestive tract and it positively impacts your mood and sleep. To produce and maintain optimum serotonin levels your body requires tryptophan, an amino acid your body cannot produce.
Tryptophan seems to improve sleep, improve your mood and regulate stress. That is why Life Extension produced Optimized Tryptophan Plus to broadly and powerfully support tryptophan levels already within the normal range. The basis for this formula is premium L-tryptophan, which has undergone significantly more rigorous manufacturing processes than regular tryptophan material to assure the highest purity and safety.
In addition to an optimal amount of premium tryptophan, this formula has been enriched with nutrients that assist in maintaining tryptophan activity in your body. Those nutrients include lysine, niacinamide and extracts of hops and rosemary to provide nutritive support for the natural production of serotonin.
Serving Size: 3 vegetarian capsules
Servings per Container: 30
Amount Per Serving:
|Niacin (as niacinamide)||66 mg|
|L-Lysine (as L-Lysine HCl)||250 mg|
|Proprietary Tryptophan Plus Blend||285 mg|
Perluxan® Hops Standardised Extract (Humulus lupulus) (cones), Rosemary standardised Extract (Rosmarinus officinalis) (leaf)
Other ingredients: vegetable cellulose (capsule), microcrystalline cellulose, vegetable stearate, hydroxypropyl methylcellulose, silica.
Perluxan® is used by permission.
Dosage and Use:
Take up one (1) to three (3) capsules all at once before bedtime, or one (1) capsule on an empty stomach before each meal, or as directed by a medical practitioner.
For maximum absorption, to be taken with a small amount of carbohydrate, such as diluted juice.
For maximum benefits, to be taken separately from proteins or amino acids.
Serotonin syndrome is characterized by high levels of serotonin and symptoms like confusion, sweating, agitation, nausea, involuntary muscle contractions, and racing heartbeat. Do not take L-tryptophan if you experience these symptoms. Because tryptophan may have numerous drug interactions (most commonly, MAOIs and SSRIs) consult your healthcare provider before taking this product if you are taking prescription medications. Do not use before driving or operating heavy machinery.
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If you are undergoing treatment for a medical condition or if you are pregnant or lactating, please consult with your medical practitioner first.
A food supplement should not be used as a substitute for a varied and balanced diet and a healthy lifestyle. Store tightly closed in a cool and dry place.
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