Were you looking for information about Tryptophan? Tryptofaan is a common misspelling of tryptophan.
Tryptophan, a type of amino acid, can be obtained through dietary means or with supplementation. This amino acid is considered an "essential" amino acid, which means that the human body does not produce it. Some people may use tryptophan supplements for various potential benefits, such as treating depression, anxiety, premenstrual syndrome (PMS), and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). Possible side effects may include heartburn, nausea, and diarrhea.
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