Sluggish bowels, insomnia, low mood? Tryptophan might help!
Helping patients improve their mental health is a big part of our practice. As it’s #mentalhealth awareness month, I’d like to highlight one of the lesser known prescriptions that we write in the office - the amino acid L-tryptophan. When you hear L-tryptophan, most people think of the protein precursor associated with eating too much Thanksgiving turkey! So while it’s true, that high amounts of tryptophan can help put you to sleep (which is why we use it for insomnia), it’