Why Moss Nutrition is no Longer Selling L-Tryptophan Supplements (at least for now) – Part III

In closing part II of this series I left you with some very compelling data from the study "Tryptophan metabolism via the kynurenine pathway in patients with the eosinophilia-myalgia syndrome" by Silver et al (1) which suggests that the eosinophilia-myalgia syndrome (EMS) crisis in the late '80s was more than just an issue of isolated … Continue reading Why Moss Nutrition is no Longer Selling L-Tryptophan Supplements (at least for now) – Part III

Why Moss Nutrition is no Longer Selling L-Tryptophan Supplements (at least for now) – Part II

Based on the Belongia et al (1) paper from 1992 that I reviewed in part I of this series, there is, in fact, no controversy in the so-called tryptophan - eosinophilia-myalgia syndrome (EMS) controversy.  Contaminated batches of supplemental tryptophan were involved in the vast majority of EMS cases, which ceased to appear after the FDA … Continue reading Why Moss Nutrition is no Longer Selling L-Tryptophan Supplements (at least for now) – Part II

Why Moss Nutrition is no Longer Selling L-Tryptophan Supplements (at least for now) – Part I

Some of you may remember or may have heard about a very high profile event involving L-tryptophan supplements that occurred in 1989.  Very basically, what is widely believed to be a contaminant that was found in certain batches of L-tryptophan supplements produced by a manufacturing firm in Japan lead to a constellation of signs and … Continue reading Why Moss Nutrition is no Longer Selling L-Tryptophan Supplements (at least for now) – Part I