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L-tryptophan is an amino acid that is found in many foods and is also used in dietary supplements. It is claimed to be beneficial for several conditions, such as depression, anxiety, and ADHD. However, there is currently not enough evidence to confirm the effectiveness of L-tryptophan supplements for any use. Some possible side effects include indigestion, nausea, and diarrhea.
What Is L-Tryptophan?
Are There Side Effects?Although it is a "natural" product, L-tryptophan can still cause side effects. Common side effects include:
- Heartburn or indigestion
- Abdominal pain (stomach pain)
- Belching and gas
- Nausea and vomiting