The synthesis of serotonin (5-HT) in the central nervous system is dependent on the availability to the brain of its precursor amino acid, tryptophan (TRP). Recent studies suggest that alpha-lactalbumin, a whey-derived protein with a relatively high TRP content, increases plasma TRP and produces endocrine and cognitive changes consistent with facilitation of brain 5-HT function. In the present study we assessed the biochemical and cognitive effects of alpha-lactalbumin (40 g) in 28 healthy fe...Expand abstract
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Effects of alpha-lactalbumin on emotional processing in healthy women.
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