stevejoe at qconline.com
Tue Oct 17 00:46:17 EST 1995
Mark A. McWilliams said: What if they made melatonin out of synthetically
produced tryptophan? Would that pose a health hazard? Just wondering.
>> Please send response to:mmcwilli at risc.usi.edu
STEPHAN ANAGNOSTARAS said:
>There isn't a good reason to take melatonin and it certainly could pose a
I can't believe that you do not know the story of the tryptophan fiasco -
but for those who think synthetic tryptophan is poison - well, it is being
added to baby formula right now!
And as for those taking melatonin having nothing better to do - yes, I agree
that much is not known about the effects of melatonin - but one of the
effects seems to be that it helps many people sleep.
It is obvious that you do not understand that many people suffer from
insomnia to the point of being severely affected. - these people are
desperate to find anything that will help them get a good night's sleep.
Sleep disturbances are now linked to neurochemical imbalances and many other
To say that these people have nothing better to do is not fair.
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