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Re: source for l-tryptophan

Posted by Fivefires on October 12, 2007, at 0:04:02

In reply to Re: source for l-tryptophan, posted by circusboy on October 11, 2007, at 20:16:44

> No, l-tryptophan probably isn't going to help with energy... L-tyrosine,>

That's the term I was trying to think of all this time - l-tyrosine!

>maybe, but not l-tryptophan.
> Tryptophan is converted to serotonin and then to melatonin (the sleepy one) once you consume it. I've heard that more of the tryptophan converts all the way to melatonin if you take it at night, but that's when I take it and it still feels plenty serotonergic.
> Tyrosine goes to dopamine>

Think I may need dopamine though.(?) I have Soma for sleep, but since beginning Provigil, tire more easily in eve and am able to fall asleep w/o anything.

> and norepinephrine. >


>It's worth a try (I like the Jarrow Formulas brand),>


Does it happen to work in any way similar to Armour thyroid? I've given the prior some thought as well. My fatigue is simply overwhelming and interfering w/ my NADLs.

>but even if you take it over the long term you'll probably want to take breaks>

Okay. Learning this w/ Provigil as well.

>... it makes me really irritable after a week or so! Now I only take tyrosine very occasionally.>

I see.

> I'll probably have to take tryptophan breaks, too, but I'm pretty new to the stuff (been taking it for less than a month).>

This whole 'break idea' is a very good one. Takes a little planning, but worth it I think.

Tks much circusboy!

> Anyway, good luck! To both of us, I guess.>

Yes; you're in my thoughts too.

Tks so much for taking the time to share your knowledge w/ me circusboy.





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