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Posted by Seattle on April 24, 2009, at 16:45:34

In reply to Re: L-Tryptophan HEALTH WARNINGS, posted by Chris O on May 22, 2003, at 10:55:04

> Larry:
> I'm no expert on amino acid supplementation, but I did have a scary experience with l-typtophan this year. I bought it from a company called Lidtke, who, I guess, is selling it illegally on some health food store shelves. Of course, on their website they have lots of marketing info about how their l-tryp is "pure and uncontaminated", etc. Well, a day after I took 1,000mg of the Lidtke l-tryp, I had strange muscle spasms in my arms, legs, and calves. These lasted for about a week. I have never felt anything like this in my life. I went to see a doctor because I knew these symptoms mimicked those of EMS. He was young, did not appear conservative to me, and seemed to know a good deal about EMS. He informed me that there is too much unknown about taking individual amino acid supplements and that it was not only people who took the genetically-modified Japanese version of l-tryp in 1989 who got EMS. I guess people who have gotten those symptoms off other single amino acid supplements too. Bottom line for me is that I would love to take something l-tryp if it was well studied, validated, "safe", but despite my distaste for the pharmaceutical industry and the conventional medical industry, I don't think l-tryp is a viable alternative to meds yet. I wish it was.

Hi Chris,
I am sorry to hear about your experience with the Lidtke L-Tryptophan, but I have been faithfully using their brand for many years now and have only experienced the opposite. I have had great results. Results that have saved my life by limiting my night terrors and anxiety. Back when tryptophan had an import alert and it was not supposed to be sold as a dietary supplement, Lidtke was not selling it as a dietary supplement. They were selling ONLY the BIOS brand for Veternarian use. When the ban was lifted, that is when they started selling it again for consumers. Now, with quality, Lidkte is the ONLY brand that runs a chromatography test for 90 minutes, rather than 30 minutes. Most of the impurities show after the 30 minutes and the Lidtke brand is 100% Free of EBT, so I don't know how you can say that. Anyhow, I hope you will re-consider the Lidtke brand, because it is the only one I can use and feel safe with.




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