- Metabolism: Hepatic.
- Uses/Sources: Tryptophan may be useful in increasing serotonin production, promoting healthy sleep, managing depression by enhancing mental and emotional well-being, managing pain tolerance, and managing weight.
- Symptoms: Symptoms of overdose include agitation, confusion, diarrhea, fever, overactive reflexes, poor coordination, restlessness, shivering, sweating, talking or acting with excitement you cannot control, trembling or shaking, twitching, and vomiting.
Mechanism of Action
|Target Name||Mechanism of Action||References|
Phospholipase A-2-activating protein
Intestinal-type alkaline phosphatase
Tryptophan--tRNA ligase, mitochondrial
Tryptophan--tRNA ligase, cytoplasmic
Alkaline phosphatase, tissue-nonspecific isozyme