Thursday, November 22, 2001

TRYPTOPHAN QUESTION
Tryptophan is the "drug" contained within turkey that makes people sleepy. That's why everyone drifts off for a nap after Thanksgiving dinner. My question - If my Thanksgiving Turkey contains tryotophan and makes me sleepy, why don't I get sleepy after eating a turkey sandwich for lunch? Does lunch meat processing nullify tryptophan? Is it a matter of dosage and freshness?

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