Tryptophan is the essential amino acid from which the body produces 5-HTP, Serotonin and Melatonin and a wide array of structural proteins, enzymes, and other essential biochemicals, including vitamin B3, all having positive effects on one’s mental health and well-being.
L-Tryptophan is known to modulate the levels of Serotonin, an important monoamine neurotransmitter. Serotonin is known to affect affect mood and social behavior, appetite and digestion, sleep, memory and sexual desire and function. Serotonin also converts to Melatonin, known to be responsible for proper natural sleep, and also used as a potent antioxidant and to prevent and treat multiple medical conditions.
Frequently and effectively used for anxiety reduction since its converted to 5-HTP (5-hyrdoxytryptophan), and then to Serotonin. Numerous studies have shown that administration of L-Tryptophan resulted in significantly reduced anxiety scores.
L-Tryptophan is critical for the body to produce serotonin, which helps maintain a calm and relaxed mood. Many medications used to treat depression are specifically aimed at increasing the amount of Serotonin in the brain, producing notable results and improvements.
Modulates Inflammatory Response
L-Tryptophan has been shown to exert positive effect on the parasympathetic nervous system, naturally and safely aiding body’s Serotonin-GABA nervous modulation, resulting in decreased and balanced inflammatory response.
Lowers Bad And Increases Good Cholesterol
The body uses L-Tryptophan to produce Niacin, a B vitamin that can help increase your good cholesterol and lower your bad cholesterol. Your body also uses Niacin to turn carbohydrates into energy and to keep the digestive system, skin, hair and eyes healthy.
Tryptophan supplements are frequently taken as a sleep aid. Studies have shown that even minor doses produce an increase in subjective sleepiness and healthy sleep patterns.
Positive Effects On Weight
L-Tryptophan has been associated with its weight balancing effects, as it’s been found to consistently and reliably shut off excessive carbohydrate cravings.
Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia (BPH)
Stinging nettle root is used to treat BPH. Stinging nettle, in combination with other herbs (especially saw palmetto), is effective at relieving symptoms, such as reduced urinary flow, incomplete emptying of the bladder, post urination dripping, and the constant urge to urinate. These symptoms are caused by the enlarged prostate gland pressing on the urethra. Studies have shown stinging nettle to be comparable to finasteride (a medication commonly prescribed for BPH) in slowing the growth of certain prostate cells.
It is used to treat anemia since nettle leaves contain high amount of iron content.
Allergens & Inflammation
Effective at reducing sneezing and itching in people with hay fever. Researchers think that may be due to nettle’s ability to reduce the amount of histamine the body produces in response to allergens.
Used to treat arthritis and sore muscles. Its diuretic action alkalizes and releases uric acid from the joints of patients, eliminating pain.
Used orally for its hair strengthening properties.
Nettle leaf is effective at reducing symptoms of the digestive tract ranging from acid reflux, excess gas, nausea, colitis and Celiac disease. Additionally, it’s medicinal action on mucous membranes makes it an effective herbal treatment for sore throats, swollen hemorrhoids, nose bleeds and mouth sores.