Optimized Tryptophan Plus by Life Extension

Serotonin is a neurotransmitter in the brain associated with positive moods and restful sleep. To produce and maintain optimum serotonin levels, your body requires tryptophan, an essential amino acid the body can’t produce.

In the body, tryptophan has been shown to improve sleep, enhance mood and modulate stress. So Life Extension offers Optimized Tryptophan Plus to broadly and powerfully support tryptophan levels already within the normal range.**

  • Natural Sleep Enhancement and Stress Reduction
  • Dietary Supplement

The basis for this formula is premium L-tryptophan, which has undergone significantly more rigorous manufacturing processes than regular tryptophan material to assure the highest purity and safety.

In addition to an optimum amount of premium tryptophan … this formula also provides a unique, balanced supply of other nutrients found to help maintain tryptophan activity in the body. Those nutrients include lysine, niacinamide, and extracts of hops and rosemary to provide nutritive support for the body’s production of serotonin.**

Optimized Tryptophan Plus

90 vegetarian capsules

Item Catalog Number: 01721

Suggested Use

Read the entire label and follow the directions carefully prior to use.

Take up to three (3) capsules all at once before bedtime, or one capsule on an empty stomach before each meal, or as recommended by a healthcare practitioner. For maximum absorption take with a small amount of carbohydrate, such as diluted juice. Best if taken separately from protein or amino acids.

Supplement Facts
Serving Size: 3 Vegetarian Capsules
Servings Per Container: 30
  Amount Per Serving % Daily Value
Niacin (as niacinamide) 66 mg 330%
L-Tryptophan 1000 mg **
L-Lysine (as L-Lysine HCl) 250 mg **
Proprietary Tryptophan Plus Blend
Perluxan Hops Standardized Extract (Humulus lupulus) (cones) and Ursole Rosemary Standardized Extract (Rosmarinus officinalis) (leaves)
285 mg **
**Daily Value not established.

Other Ingredients

Vegetable cellulose (capsule), maltodextrin, modified food starch, ascorbyl palmitate, silica, medium chain triglycerides.

Caution: Consult your healthcare provider before taking this product if you are taking prescription medications (e.g. MAOI and SSRI antidepressants) for depression. Concomitant use of L-tryptophan with antidepressant medications has the potential to increase the risk of serotonin syndrome, characterized by symptoms like confusion, sweating, agitation, nausea, involuntary muscle contractions, and racing heartbeat. Do not use L-tryptophan before driving or operating heavy machinery.

  • Keep out of reach of children.
  • Do not exceed recommended dose.
  • Do not purchase if outer seal is broken or damaged.
  • When using nutritional supplements, please consult with your physician if you are undergoing treatment for a medical condition or if you are pregnant or lactating.

Store tightly closed in a cool, dry place.

To report a serious adverse event or obtain product information, contact 1-866-280-2852
**DISCLAIMER: Information on this page is not intended as a substitute for advice provided by a competent health care professional. You should not use this information in diagnosing or treating a health problem. No claim or opinion expressed on this web site is intended to be, nor should be construed to be, medical advice. If you are now taking any drugs, prescribed or not, or have a medical condition, please consult a competent physician who is aware of herb/drug interactions before taking any herbal supplements. The information presented herein has not been evaluated by the FDA or the Department of Health and is not intended to diagnose, prevent or treat any disease or illness.

 

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