LEF Optimized TryptoPure Plus Review
LEF Optimized TryptoPure Plus attempts to harness the power of one key ingredient rather than providing you with a potpourri of ingredients. That key ingredients is Tryptophan.
Most sleeping pill companies utilize the potpourri approach because they figure that if a couple ingredients don’t work so well then the others are bound to. The only dilemma with this approach is that more ingredients leads to an increased chance for unwanted side effects. Also, the dosage for each ingredient may be insufficient making it so that none of the ingredients has enough power to work (this is often the case with diet pills, but not so much with sleeping pills). Tryptophan is an effective sleep aid and LEF Optimized TryptoPure Plus should work for most people.
LEF Optimized TryptoPure Plus Ingredients:
The active ingredients found in LEF Optimized TryptoPure Plus are: Niacin, Tryptophan, Lysine, Hops, Ginger root, and Rosemary. As explained on the website, “The primary tryptophan-degrading enzyme is overactivated by inflammatory cytokines. The most comprehensive way to help prevent the enzymatic degradation of tryptophan thus is to suppress the inflammatory factors by taking the proper dose of extracts from ginger, hops, and rosemary. A patent-pending formula called Optimized TryptoPure® Plus has been developed to protect tryptophan against excessive degradation in our aging bodies, thus sparing it for conversion into serotonin in the brain. Lysine, niacinamide, hops, ginger, and rosemary extracts have been shown to help the body utilize tryptophan more efficiently.”
Why is it so important that Tryptophan be converted into serotonin? Well, because serotonin is eventually converted into melatonin which controls your body’s sleep/wake cycle and the more melatonin you have in your bloodstream the sleepier you become. This leads to another question: Why not just supplement with melatonin (skip the middle man so-to-speak)? There are some sleeping pills that just contain melatonin so why not use those instead? The only possible explanation is the issue of safety. But, it is hard to believe that supplementing with Tryptophan is significantly safer than supplementing with melatonin (it should be noted that both are fairly safe). So we don’t have a good answer to that question and LEF Optimized TryptoPure Plus doesn’t attempt to answer it either.
Is LEF Optimized TryptoPure Plus Safe?
As stated on their website, “Serotonin syndrome is characterized by high levels of serotonin and symptoms like confusion, sweating, agitation, nausea, involuntary muscle contractions, and racing heartbeat. Do not take L-tryptophan if you experience these symptoms. Do not take L-tryptophan in combination with other agents that increase serotonin levels in the central nervous system. Agents that increase serotonin levels can include psychiatric medications (e.g. antidepressants, lithium), migraine medications (e.g. sumatriptan), Parkinson’s disease medications (e.g. carbidopa), and dextromethorphan, an over-the-counter cough suppressant.”
One bottle of LEF Optimized TryptoPure Plus Safe costs $40 ($30 if you’re a member of lef.org). They offer a 12 month refund policy in which they will either credit your account or replace the item with another. LEF Optimized TryptoPure Plus Safe has the power to help the majority of insomniacs fall asleep. However, we cannot say for certain that it is more effective than other sleeping pills that utilize the potpourri approach. LEF Optimized TryptoPure Plus Safe is a solid product, but you can find other great products at a similar price with less risk of side effects. To see how we review our products go to http://bestsleepaids.org/