Tryptophan

A Serotonin Sleep Shake Recipe

…-tryptophan also increases levels of serotonin in the brain. Before the FDA took it off the market, it was a favorite sleep aid. Prozac, the antidepressant drug, also works by helping to keep serotonin levels in the brain elevated (though it has many more undesirable side effects than L-tryptophan does…

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Kava and L-Tryptophan for Anxiety

…, if you are reluctant to use them (and there's good reason to be), there are natural treatment options. In this post, I discuss how Kava and L-Tryptophan can be used to manage anxiety. Kava for Anxiety Based on several European studies involving the extract of kava, it appears to be an excellent tool…

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The Health Benefits of Whey

…less depression and an improved ability to cope with their environment. The researchers reported that whey protein increased the availability of tryptophan in the brain, which, in turn, increases the brain’s synthesis of serotonin. The added serotonin promotes a calmer mood and an ability to handle…

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Why Glycation Is Harmful To Your Health

…when meats are glazed and coffee is roasted. Glycation occurs in the body when the sugar in your blood (glucose) combines with the amino acids tryptophan, lysine, and arginine. This reactive process creates certain byproducts known scientifically as advanced glycation endproducts (AGEs). And in terms…

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Emotional Health – Check Up and Discussion

…emotional and mental well-being? Do you have any of your own Emotional and Mental Health tips to share? You May Also Be Interested In * Kava and L-tryptophan for Anxiety * Progressive Muscle Relaxation for Stress Relief

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Four Ways to Curb Food Cravings

…well aware of this situation, and are developing appetite suppression medications that mimic the effects of naturally occurring amino acids like L-tryptophan, tyrosine, and others. With a simple homemade protein shake, you can achieve the same effects without the dangerous side effects or expense. * Get…

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