, you can give people tryptophan pills to improve their mood. consumption of certain fruits is suggested as a potential treatment for depression, given the presence of psychoactive neurotransmitters such as serotonin, dopamine, and melatonin in many plant foods. from leafy greens, bright peppers and colorful root vegetables to whole grains, nuts and dried beans, we have almost all you need to put together a phytonutrient-rich, plant-strong diet. they have consistently done no testing on gmo foods if they foods look like the parent species …but that really tells you nothing about what is going on in the cells after the insertion of foreign genes. educate yourself further about specific products, ask a whole body team member for the manufacturer's contact information. in the late eighties, there were reports of the same eosinophilia-myalgia syndrome as l-tryptophan, but not as many.
this was jumped on by the fda to crush the tryptophan supplement market just as the market for prozac (approved just 2 years prior) was really taking off. it was not the tryptophan, it was sloppy manufacturing and contamination. so far as i know it is quite safe as is 5-htp which is what tryptophan becomes in your body on its way to becoming seratonin and is also available as a supplement. wikipedia: subsequent epidemiological studies suggested that ems was linked to specific batches of l-tryptophan supplied by a single large japanese manufacturer, showa denko. the one preparation i found in my local whole foods was advertised as a ‘non-drowsy’ formula — not helpful. any of this be because of the psychoactive substances found in plant foods?
 it eventually became clear that recent batches of showa denko’s l-tryptophan were contaminated by trace impurities, which were subsequently thought to be responsible for the 1989 ems outbreak. big pharma spends tons of money on lobbying efforts–and the spreading of misleading information in this case caused widespread panic over the supplement, which led to a ban on l-tryptophan–meaning the consumer had fewer choices (especially between supplements or drugs–if you can’t get the supplement, you have to buy the drug–not counting the few educated folks who manage to get decent info on nutrition for countering deficiencies). i especially wonder this because in my reading on the topic many people’s bodies are not very effective in converting tryptophan to serotonin. love whole foods, but your company never does anything for men, just women. the compound ebt (1,1′-ethylidene-bis-l-tryptophan, also known as “peak e”) was the only contaminant identifiable by initial analysis, but further analysis revealed ppa (3-(phenylamino)-l-alanine, also known as “uv-5”), and peak 200 (2[3-indolyl-methyl]-l-tryptophan). it is quite well known that the toxicity/deaths from tryptophan were caused by manufacturer contamination.
process a japanese lab used to produce tryptophan that introduced. » whole foods market » healthy eating » family and special diets » special diets » vegetarian. seem to recall this video claims that tryptophan can cause death. the fda has a rubber stamped policy that these foods/drugs are not significantly different from any other foods, a policy likely written by michael taylor, then a lobbyist now a vp, for monsanto. 2002 when the ban on tryptophan was lifted there have been no cases of ems liked to it. i believe i lost my gallbladder because of tryptophan!