If I am pregnant, is it safe to take tryptophan?

Do not take tryptophan (also called L-tryptophan) if you're pregnant. It can cause serious breathing problems for your fetus.

Tryptophan was linked to the outbreak of a serious neurological condition that led to a number of deaths in 1989. It was temporarily banned. Although it is once again available, it is still considered possibly unsafe.

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Nutrition

Eating a variety of foods each day that are low in fat and calories ensures you get proper nutrition and nutrients like folate, magnesium and iron. Calcium, fiber, potassium and selenium are other nutrients essential for wellness, ...

growth, development, cell repair and disease prevention. Colorful foods, such as fruits and vegetables, are often the richest sources of nutrients. Taking a multivitamin once daily is a good way to supplement your diet.
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