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  • Tryptophan

        Classification Tryptophan is an essential amino acid with an aromatic side chain. It is both, a glycogenic and a ketogenic amino acid   Sources of tryptophan Best sources of tryptophan are soybeans, salmon and lamb. Vension and chicken are also rich in tryptophan   Functions of tryptophan Tryptophan is needed for making Niacin (Vitamin B3). Around 3% of tryptophan is used to make it. Tryptophan is also a precursor of Serotonin, a neurotransmitter, which is used in pain perception, regulation of sleep, appetite, temperature and mood.   Health Conditions Tryptophan plays a role in the prevention and/or treatment...

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