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Qualia Night - The Building of a Comprehensive Sleep Support Stack

Qualia Night - The Building of a Comprehensive Sleep Support Stack

What we do in the beginning parts of our evening can affect the rest of our night … our sleep … and how we perform the next day. It’s a period where, like the early morning, there can be a big ripple effect from what we do. The importance of the early evening is why we created Qualia Night.

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L-Tryptophan: Sources and Benefits

L-Tryptophan: Sources and Benefits

L-tryptophan is an essential amino acid. This means the body cannot synthesize it: it must be obtained from the diet. It’s been known for decades that L-tryptophan has niacin equivalent activity in the body (i.e., we can make NAD+ molecules from it). L-tryptophan is unique because it’s the only way to build NAD+ that doesn’t start from vitamin B3. It does this by a de novo synthesis pathway, which creates a niacin molecule through a series of biological reactions. So, L-tryptophan’s inclusion would seem to be a natural fit in a formulation that wants to support boosting NAD+

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