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Can We Change the Future of Disease Prevention by Decoding Our Biology? - An Interview With Dr. Momo Vuyisich

Can We Change the Future of Disease Prevention by Decoding Our Biology? - An Interview With Dr. Momo Vuyisich

Is science on the cusp of changing the future of disease prevention via  a deeper understanding of an individual’s biology at a molecular level?

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L-Tryptophan: Sources and Benefits

L-Tryptophan: Sources and Benefits

L-tryptophan is an essential amino acid. This means the body cannot synthesize it: it must be obtained from the diet. It’s been known for decades that L-tryptophan has niacin equivalent activity in the body (i.e., we can make NAD+ molecules from it). L-tryptophan is unique because it’s the only way to build NAD+ that doesn’t start from vitamin B3. It does this by a de novo synthesis pathway, which creates a niacin molecule through a series of biological reactions. So, L-tryptophan’s inclusion would seem to be a natural fit in a formulation that wants to support boosting NAD+

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