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Do foods or alcohol interact with tryptophan?

Tryptophan (also called L-tryptophan) is not known to interact with any foods. But alcohol should not be taken with tryptophan, as both substances can make you sleepy.

Tryptophan was linked to the outbreak of a serious neurological condition that led to a number of deaths in 1989. It was temporarily banned, and although it is once again available, it is still considered possibly unsafe, even when taken by itself.

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