Fermented L-Tryptophan Plus
Mood & Sleep
Tryptophan is an amino acid. Amino acids are the building blocks for proteins and are found in many plant and animal proteins. L-Tryptophan is called an ‘essential’ amino acid because the body cannot make it on its own. This is an amino acid that is mainly found in protein-rich foods. You will find a lot of Tryptophan in eggs, beef, chicken, fish and dairy.
L-Tryptophan is a building block of the neurotransmitter Serotonin, the hormone Melatonin and the metabolite Kynurenine. Serotonin is an important neurotransmitter in the brain for the regulation of mood, behavior and sexuality and a normal appetite. Serotonin is converted to Melatonin in the dark, this hormone plays an extremely important regulating role in the light/dark cycle. Kynurenine uses the body in the production of Niacin, a form of vitamin B3.
The fermented amino acid L-Tryptophan from Botanical Vitamins was developed and produced by the Dutch company Pharmavit. With the Aminoferment® brand, Pharmavit produces the highest quality fermented amino acids under their ISO 22000 certification. All Aminoferment® amino acids are non-GMO and no material of animal origin is used.
The fermentation process converts the macronutrients into food. Macronutrients are nutrients that provide energy to the body. The calories or energy is needed for growth, metabolism and other bodily functions. So, these macronutrients are nutrients that the body needs in large quantities. There are three macronutrients:
- The proteins are converted into short protein chains and thus amino acids are released.
- The carbohydrates release monosaccharides of medium length, the monosaccharides are the simplest carbohydrates.
- The fast-released fatty acids
Originally, natural fermentation was used to extend the shelf life. But it was discovered that fermented food had many nutritional benefits and was also healthy for the body. This is why there are fermented foods on the market today. The benefits of fermented amino acids/food is that it is pre-digested. Fermented food stimulates the functioning of our digestive system and ensures an easier and better absorption of the nutrients, the bioavailability is significantly improved. In addition, fermented food also enriches the intestinal flora due to the presence of living micro-organisms.
The L-Tryptophan in Fermented L-Tryptophan Plus from Botanical Vitamins is a fermented amino acid, which means that the improved bioavailability ensures that it is more efficiently absorbed by the body and can serve as a building block for the neurotransmitter Serotonin.
Applications of Fermented L-Tryptophan Plus
Health claims, approved by the European Commission.
Fermented L-Tryptophan Plus contributes to 30 health areas, approved by the European Commission. Below is a brief summary of these health claims.
- Good for the mood.
- Contributes to normal psychological function.
- Good for memory.
See the ‘Health Claims‘ section for all health claims divided into health areas.
Health claims, currently under consideration by the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA).
- Supports the maintenance of a healthy night sleep.
Botanical Vitamins supplements with the PLUS designation in the name have additional nutrients in their composition in addition to the main ingredient. The nutrients (vitamins, minerals and plant extracts) in the Botanical Vitamins PLUS formula have been carefully formulated so that, in addition to their independent properties, they also enhance the properties of the main ingredient in the supplement. See the ‘PLUS formula‘ section for more information.
Suitable for vegetarians, easy to swallow and free from unhealthy additives
Fermented L-Tryptophan Plus is encapsulated in vegan HPMC capsules. HPMC stands for hydroxypropylcellulose is made from cellulose. The fabric is extracted from wood. Cellulose is actually an indigestible vegetable fiber and is recognized as such by our body. HPMC is similar to cellulose, but is much more soluble and is considered safe for human consumption.
Capsules containing a botanical extract are usually size #00, length 24 mm, diameter 9 mm. There is a large group of people who have difficulty swallowing this capsule size easily. The capsules used for Fermented L-Tryptophan Plus are size #1, length 19 mm, diameter 7 mm. By not using unnecessary additives and dividing the reference intake doses over more capsules, we can use this easy to swallow size.
Fermented L-Tryptophan Plus contains no filler or anti-caking additives.
Durable reusable glass storage jar
Botanical Vitamins’ sustainable reusable glass storage jars are made from borosilicate glass that is microwave and dishwasher safe. The bamboo lid is hygienic with a food grade silicone seal that is non-toxic and keeps moisture away.
You can refill the jars with our refill packs or use them to store your own items. Extra empty labels are supplied with each jar, so that you can provide the storage jars with self-described labels.
Buy the Botanical Vitamins refill packs at a reduced price. We offer the normal glass jars capsule quantity in a durable stand-up pouch for 2 + 1 Free!