Tryptophan: Important for Stress and Sleep

Nov 22

There’s nothing like a good night’s sleep! But, sometimes we struggle to fall asleep, stay asleep, or both. In this video, Dr Anne Schaafsma explains the role dietary tryptophan intake plays in the induction and maintenance of sleep.

Tryptophan is an essential amino acid that is derived from the diet. Once consumed, a part of tryptophan is transported via the blood into the brain. For uptake in the brain, tryptophan has to compete with other large neutral amino acids, meaning that proteins providing the right balance of amino acids are very important.

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