L-TRYPTOFAAN 500mg [Amino acids]
The essential amino acid L-tryptophan can be converted into Serotonin and Melatonin in our brains.
For the conversion of L-tryptophan into Serotonin and Melatonin, Vitamin B6 (Pyridoxine) and B3 (Niacin) are required as co-factors. To rule out deficiencies of these nutrients, L-tryptophan is ideally combined with vitamin B complex®.
Instructions for use
1 tablet at 4pm and 1 tablet before bed with a glass of water.
At the intake of MAO inhibitors is the use of L-tryptophan contraindicated.
Do not exceed the recommended daily dose.
Keep out of reach of young children.
Nutritional supplements should not replace a varied and balanced diet and a healthy lifestyle.
Children, pregnant women and women who are breastfeeding, consult your pharmacist before use.
Check with simultaneous intake of medicines.
No long-term use without professional advice.
Range of usage
CompositionComposition per 2 tablets
L-tryptophan 1000 mg, Bulking agents (Microcrystalline cellulose, Dicalcium phosphate), Stabilizer (Polyvinylpyrrolidone), Anti-caking agents (Magnesium stearate, silicon dioxide)
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