This article is about the effects of low tryptophan in the body. I was interested to see that in the absence of b6, tryptophan is used to make B6, and it takes 60mg of tryptophan to make enough B6!! I also read that sugary carbohydrates are the number one craving in a tryptophan lacking body, and these things together made me think that perhaps I crave carbs so much because I lack in B6, and am using all my tryptophan to make up for it! I also find quite a few foods I crave are high in B6, like dates, avocado, potatoes and wholegrains. And tryptophan, incidentally!
The kicker for this is that tryptophan is supposedly very bad for your thyroid and excess can cause hypo symptoms. So I don't know what to think about that - and it seems stupid to avoid some very healthy foods for the sake of maybe ODing on tryptophan when for all I know I may be lacking in it. I am getting a new b vitamin supplement soon which is supposed to be very good, so we'll see if that changes anything. Thanks for reading this everyone and I hope it is useful to you.