TRYPTOPHAN - 60 capsules
- High Tryptophan content
- With 5-HTP and Vitamin B6
- Take between 1 and 3 capsules a day
- Produced in the E.U.
What is Tryptophan?
Tryptophan by Prisma Natural is a food supplement in capsules made from tryptophan, griffonia extract and Vitamin B6.
The recommended dose is to take between 1 and 3 capsules a day between the main meals.
The vitamin B6 from this supplement helps decrease the tiredness and fatigue while supporting the proper functioning of the nervous system.
Properties of Tryptophan
Tryptophan is an essential amino acid for the human body. Our organism cannot produce it, which is why we need either to take it from the diet or food supplementation.
Tryptophan plays a very important role in human cognition, mood and sleep. (1)
L-Tryptophan is a precursor of serotonin of its metabolite, 5-HTP. It has been proven that taking it at night increases both the Serotonin and Melatonin levels. (2)
Properties of Griffonia
Griffonia or Griffonia Simplicifolia is a plant with a woody stem that is native to Africa. Over time, it has been used as food as well as for medicinal purposes. Now the studies are focusing on its properties and benefits.
The Griffonia seeds contain 5-HTP, which is an amino acid that is used to treat the symptoms of a Serotonin deficiency syndrome. (3)
Who can benefit from this supplement?
- Those who want to decrease the tiredness and fatigue.
- People who want to improve their mood and sleep.
1. Silber BY, Juez de Schmitt. Effects of tryptophan loading on human cognition, mood, and sleep. Neurosci Biobehav Rev. 2010 Mar;34(3):387-407. doi: 10.1016/j.neubiorev.2009.08.005. Epub 2009 Aug 26.
2. Yurcheshen M, Seehuus M, Pigeon W. Updates on Nutraceutical Sleep Therapeutics and Investigational Research. Evid Based Complement Alternat Med. 2015;2015:105256. doi: 10.1155/2015/105256. Epub 2015 Jul 21.
3. Lemaire PA, Adosraku RK. An HPLC method for the direct assay of the serotonin precursor, 5-hydroxytrophan, in seeds of Griffonia simplicifolia. Phytochem Anal. 2002 Nov-Dec;13(6):333-7.
|per servingDaily dose|
|Serving size: 1 capsule|
|Daily dose: 3 capsules|
|Servings per container: 60|
|Amount per serving||NRV*|
|Dry Grifonia Extract [griffonia simplicifolia (DC.) Baill., 20% 5-HTP (5-Hydroxytryptophan)]||500mg||++|
|Vitamin B6 (pyridoxine hydrochloride)||0.47mg||33.5%|
|NRVs (Nutrient Reference Values) established in Regulation (EU) 1169/2011 of 25 October 2011. †† NRVs are not established on this occasion.|