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How Do You Take L-Tryptophan Powder?

Discussion in 'General Treatment' started by Little Bluestem, Jan 24, 2013.

  1. Little Bluestem

    Little Bluestem All Good Things Must Come to an End

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    I recently bought L-Tryptophan powder instead of capsules because it costs less. Tonight I tried to stir it into water. Much of it stuck to the spoon and the sides of the cup. What remained in the water did not taste too bad, but it didn't taste too great either. I cannot see eating the powder straight.

    Does anyone else take this? If so, how do you get it down?
     
  2. Little Bluestem

    Little Bluestem All Good Things Must Come to an End

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    Anyone else?
     
  3. Lotus97

    Lotus97 Senior Member

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    Yeah, same thing happened to me. My brand doesn't taste very good at all. I thought I'd save some money by buying the powder, but that didn't go so well. I haven't decided what to do yet. I've been saving a lot of empty capsules so I might put it in there. You could also make a thick fruit smoothie (without protein powder of course) and put it in there. Also, certain fiber supplements get thick when you mix them in water so you could mix it all together so the liquid would be the same consistency.
     
  4. Lala

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    I am weaning off tryptophan now, so I open capsule and split the powder, then put part of it on tea spoon and swallow with small amount of water. It does not taste bad and I have Now Foods brand. I found out there can be big difference among brands...
     
  5. Lotus97

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    In that case, I would caution anyone thinking about buying NutraBio brand Tryptophan because as I said it tastes awful.
     
  6. Lala

    Lala Senior Member

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    Oh, I have not tried NutraBio Tryptophan, but I have NutraBio Tyrosin powder and it gave me nasty side effects, which other brand did not have at all. I could not take it, so certainly would not order more products from them.
     
  7. Little Bluestem

    Little Bluestem All Good Things Must Come to an End

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    Mine is FTH Nutraceuticals. I take MSM powder with a little water, but I don't the taste of this stuff. I read somewhere (my old capsule bottle?) that l-tryptophan should be taken on an empty stomach. That is why I had not mixed it with a little peanut butter. There is nothing about that on the powder bottle.

    On my last trip to the health food store I inadvertently grabbed a bottle of MSM capsules instead of the powder. I am emptying the MSM capsules and filling them with l-tryp. That is a pain.
     
  8. Lotus97

    Lotus97 Senior Member

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    The main thing about taking amino acids on an empty stomach is that they shouldn't be taken with protein because they will compete with the amino acids from the protein in the food.
     
  9. Little Bluestem

    Little Bluestem All Good Things Must Come to an End

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    Then I can mix it in some applesauce.
     
  10. Little Bluestem

    Little Bluestem All Good Things Must Come to an End

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    I have been adding my l-tryptophan to the applesauce to which I also add flax seed meal and Lethicin. The flax seed meal contains about 1 gm of protein. Is that a problem?
     
  11. Lotus97

    Lotus97 Senior Member

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    I don't know. One supplement manufacturer even says not to take amino acid supplements at the same time.
     
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