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20 Apr 2003

Serotonin
Hi
Is there a natural product that can boost serotonin levels?
Thanks for your help!
MJ
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01 Jan 0001

HI there

Tryptophan is a precursor of seratonin, therefore I would recommend that you eat foods that are high in tryptophan.
Furthermore, a carbohydrate rich meal is more likely to increase tryptophan uptake, due to reduced competition.

Foods containing tryptophan are: Alfalfa, baked beans, beetroot, beef, broccoli, brussels sprouts, carrot, cauliflower, celery, chicken, chives, cottage cheese, eggs, endive, fennel, fish, milk, oats, nuts, soybeans, spinach, sweet potato, turkey, turnip, watercress.

Vitamin B6 and magnesium are important for the conversion of tryptophan to serotonin. Therefore, combining the foods listed above with things like bananas, nuts seeds or green leafy vegetables will aid this conversion.

I hope this helps!
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