Tryptophan, Turkey and Trust

As you sink into your post-Thanksgiving food coma, the name of an amino acid might pop into your mind: tryptophan, a molecule found in high levels in turkey that's known to induce drowsiness. While scientists say that the tryptophan in turkey is probably not the source of holiday fatigue, a possible new role for tryptophan has recently been uncovered. It appears to affect our sense of trust. Tryptophan is a chemical precursor to serotonin, one of the brain's most important signaling molecules...Full Story
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