Were you looking for information about Tryptophan? Tryptofan is a common misspelling of tryptophan.
As an essential amino acid, tryptophan must be obtained through dietary means because the body cannot produce it naturally. While tryptophan is found in many foods, it is also available in the form of a supplement. These supplements are claimed to be useful for treating a variety of conditions, such as depression, anxiety, premenstrual syndrome (PMS), and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). Although the product may have several medicinal benefits, more research is necessary to support these claims.
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