To be sure, tryptophan as a white pill, not a slab of white meat, is used by some as a sleeping aid.
So tryptophan at pretty big doses is a routine part of being a human on planet Earth.
Probably not—the tryptophan story provides us with the perfect cover for the real reason we so love the holiday.
tryptophan tryp·to·phan (trĭp'tə-fān') or tryp·to·phane (-fān')
An essential amino acid formed from proteins during the digestive process by the action of proteolytic enzymes.
An essential amino acid. Chemical formula: C11H12N2O2. See more at amino acid.