melatonin safety (fwd)

Bob Samuel rsamuel at
Sun Oct 22 18:17:56 EST 1995

>I seriously doubt that tryptophan, synthetic or otherwise, is the source 
>for COMMERCIALLY SOLD melatonin.
>Itis a great starting point for BIOSYNTHESIS however.

Well, working for a company that manufactures melatonin commercially, I 
can safely say that tryptophan is not the starting material for the 
synthesis. I'm not going to tell you what is though...


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