"It is our hope that Smoking Sucks, with L-Tryptophan and other natural ingredients, may help millions of smokers quit naturally," says Dr,. Jim Pathman, founder of Three Lollies and a practicing clinical psychologist.
L-tryptophan, is one of the 23 essential amino acids in humans, which is used for protein synthesis. It is a precursor to niacin (a vitamin used in lowering cholesterol)
Dr. Tanya Gurvich, has the following to say about L-Tryptophan in regard to smoking cessation.
"Along the same line of thought, it is believed that L-tryptophan can play a role in assisting smoking cessation due to its relaxing properties. This hypothesis is based on the concept of connecting serotonin transmission to cigarette craving and smoking behavior. Animal models had shown that acute and chronic nicotine administration enhances serotonin release in the brain. This leads to speculation that nicotine dependence and withdrawal symptoms might be linked to serotonin regulation.
Several recent research articles point to the fact that L-tryptophan aids in smoking cessation by reducing the urge to smoke. It also appears to improve withdrawal symptoms and negative mood states associated with attempts to stop smoking.
L-Tryptophan is a natural dietary supplement. It is an amino acid, and in it’s pure form its consumption is safe. There have been no side effects or toxicities reported when pure L-tryptophan is used."
"We are very proud of this latest achievement,"
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Three Lollies, founded by health care professionals, is dedicated to helping people quit smoking with a simple alternative to smoking in the form of a lollipop. This all natural lollipop with L-Tryptophan, helps make quitting smoking cold turkey a little easier.