Optimized Tryptophan Plus (1000 mg) - Life Extension - 90 Caps

Optimized Tryptophan Plus (1000 mg) - Life Extension - 90 Caps
Item# LEF-01721
Retail Price: $32.00
Your Price: $24.00

Optimized Tryptophan Plus - 90 vegetarian capsules, Item# 01721

Serotonin is a neurotransmitter made in the brain from tryptophan. Serotonin has been associated with positive moods and restful sleep.1-4

To produce and maintain optimum serotonin levels, your body requires tryptophan, an essential amino acid, which means that your body cannot produce it.1 In the body, tryptophan has been shown to:

  • Improve sleep3,4

  • Enhance mood1,2,4

  • Modulate stress5


Life Extension® offers Optimized Tryptophan Plus to broadly and powerfully support tryptophan levels already within the normal range. In addition to delivering an optimum intake of tryptophan itself -- the Optimized Tryptophan Plus formula also provides a unique, balanced supply of other nutrients found to help maintain tryptophan activity in the body.6-8

Optimized Tryptophan Plus blends lysine, niacinamide, and extracts of hops and rosemary to provide nutritive support for the body’s production of serotonin.

Life Extension® Optimized Tryptophan Plus contains premium L-tryptophan which has undergone significantly more rigorous manufacturing processes than regular tryptophan material, to assure the highest purity and safety.

Supplement Facts

Serving Size: 3 vegetarian capsules

Servings Per Container: 30

Amount per Serving

Niacin (as niacinamide) 66 mg
L-Tryptophan 1000 mg
L-Lysine (as L-Lysine HCl) 250 mg
Proprietary Tryptophan Plus Blend
Perluxan® Hops Standardized Extract (Humulus lupulus) (cones) and Ursole™ Rosemary standardized Extract (Rosmarinus officinalis) (leaves)
285 mg


Other ingredients: vegetable cellulose (capsule), maltodextrin, modified food starch, ascorbyl palmitate, silica, medium chain triglycerides.

Perluxan® is used by permission.

Ursole™ is a trademark of Vitiva d. d., Slovenia.

Dosage and Use: Take up to three capsules all at once before bedtime, or one capsule on an empty stomach before each meal, or as recommended by a healthcare practitioner.

For maximum absorption take with a small amount of carbohydrate, such as diluted juice.

Best if taken separately from protein or amino acids.

Caution: Consult your healthcare provider before taking this product if you are taking prescription medications (e.g. MAOI and SSRI antidepressants) for depression. Concomitant use of L-tryptophan with antidepressant medications has the potential to increase the risk of serotonin syndrome, characterized by symptoms like confusion, sweating, agitation, nausea, involuntary muscle contractions, and racing heartbeat. Do not use L-tryptophan before driving or operating heavy machinery.

References

1. Int J Neurosci. 1992 Nov-Dec;67(1-4):127-44.

2. Curr Opin Neurobiol. 2013 Feb 2. pii: S0959-4388(13)00027-5.

3. Prog Neurobiol. 2000 Jan;60(1):13-35.

4. J Nutr. 2012 Dec;142(12):2236S-2244S.

5. J Exp Biol. 2002 Dec;205(Pt 23):3679-87.

6. Available at: http://www.tamu.edu/faculty/bmiles/lectures/amcat.pdf. Accessed February 14, 2013.

7. Amino Acids. 2012 June 8.

8. J Clin Invest. 1999 April 15;103(8):1169–78.

If you have any questions, please contact us at info@lifeextensionvitamins.com or 1-888-771-3905.
Related Products and Information

Accessories


Free Shipping in the Continental U.S. on Orders over $50
The statements made here have not been evaluated by the FDA. The foregoing statements are based upon sound and reliable studies, and are meant for informational purposes. Consult with your medical practitioner to determine the underlying cause of your symptoms. Please always check your purchase for possible allergins and correct dosage on the bottle before use.

While we work to ensure that product information is correct, on occasion manufacturers may alter their ingredient lists. Actual product packaging and materials may contain more and/or different information than that shown on our Web site. We recommend that you do not solely rely on the information presented and that you always read labels, warnings, and directions before using or consuming a product. For additional information about a product, please contact the manufacturer. Content on this site is for reference purposes and is not intended to substitute for advice given by a physician, pharmacist, or other licensed health-care professional. You should not use this information as self-diagnosis or for treating a health problem or disease. Contact your health-care provider immediately if you suspect that you have a medical problem. Information and statements regarding dietary supplements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration and are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease or health condition. Life Ex Online assumes no liability for inaccuracies or misstatements about products.