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Quit Smoking Lollipops? The L-Tryptophan in Smoking Sucks® is Key.
Dr. Tanya Gurvich discusses L-Tryptophan, a naturally occurring amino acid that makes one sleepy after eating turkey, L-Tryptophan is now in the quit-smoking lollipop, Smoking Sucks® by Three Lollies® a new way to quit smoking without nicotine.
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)
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.
1) Hitsman B, Spring B, Pingitore R, Munafo M, Hedeker D. Effect of tryptophan depletion on the attentional salience of smoking cues. Psychopharmacology. 2007; 192 (3):317-24.
2) Perugini M, Mahoney C, Ilivitsky V, Young SN, Knott V. Effects of Tryptophan depletion on acute smoking abstinence symptoms and the acute smoking response. Pharmacology, Biochemistry & Behavior. 2003; 74(3):513-22.
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