Posted by LOOPS on May 14, 2004, at 19:04:44
In reply to Re: can I take tryptophan at same time as gaba? » LOOPS, posted by BarbaraCat on May 14, 2004, at 17:53:30
> > Is it 'ok' to take the l-tryptophan at the same time as GABA (in pill form) - or will the GABA 'fight' with the tryptophan to get to the brain?
> **Shouldn't be a problem since they work on different pathways.
> >>Also, is eating bread + honey ok to eat with all this (all my pills need some food or I feel sick).
> **Yes, carbs are good to eat with tryp and other amino acids. Protein can compete with aminos, however. Vitamin B6 and Vitamin C taken with increase availability. L-taurine is a good relaxing amino to look into for balancing electrical potential, somewhat like an anti-convulsant.
Presumably I should take the Taurine at a different time from the tryptophan, or does this again work on a different pathway? I have got a bottle (500mg) which I haven't started yet. However as I am vegan and a woman I think Taurine would be a very good adjunct (apparently estrogen depletes Taurine, and although Taurine can be made from methionine and cysteine, additional taurine is available in meat which I don't get).
Is Taurine good to take before bed - will it add to the deeper sleep I get from inositol/mag/tryptophan/gaba??
By the way, regarding brands, I have noticed a difference between the NOW niacinamide and the Solgar - the NOW brand gave me a bit of a headache, which went away when I started the Solgar. Odd huh?
Thanks - you seem very knowledgeable about all of this!