Tryptophan, an amino acid that's converted to serotonin - Deepstash

Tryptophan, an amino acid that's converted to serotonin

Tryptophan, an amino acid that's converted to serotonin

Tryptophan, an amino acid that's converted to serotonin

  1. You can’t directly get serotonin from food, but you can get tryptophan, an amino acid that’s converted to serotonin in your brain.
  2. Tryptophan is found primarily in high-protein foods, including turkey and salmon.
  3. But it’s not as simple as eating tryptophan-rich foods, thanks to something called the blood-brain barrier. This is a protective sheath around your brain that controls what goes in and out of your brain.
  4. In a nutshell, tryptophan-rich foods are usually even higher in other amino acids. These other amino acids are more likely than tryptophan to cross the blood-brain barrier.

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