Shakeology Spotlight: Tryptophan (sleep and PMS HELP)

Shakeology Spotlight Ingredient: Tryptophan is one of the standard 20 amino acids, as well as the essential amino acid in the human diet. The body uses tryptophan to help make niacin and serotonin. Serotonin is thought to produce healthy sleep and a stable mood. Tryptophan is an amino acid needed for normal growth in infants and for nitrogen balance in adults. It is an essential amino acid, which means your body cannot produce it — you must get it from your diet.

Tryptophan is Claimed to have several beneficial uses, such as helping with depression, PMS, and teeth grinding. Other tryptophan benefits include helping people to quit smoking and enhancing athletic performance.


Tryptophan is an amino acid, which is important for building proteins.  The body also uses it to make serotonin, a neurotransmitter that plays an important role in depression and anxiety.


AND this ingredient is in Shakeology! The healthiest MEAL REPLACEMENT shake OUT THERE!!!

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