All About Nutrition

Nutrition Questions and Answers

Vital Health Zone is proud to announce Lesa Rusher, who is our resident naturopathic expert and who is available to answer questions about nutrition and health.

Lesa Rusher is a qualified naturopath with a thriving business in Canberra, Australia and has a wealth of experience treating clients on a variety of health issues. Lesa Rusher's full credentials can be found in our experts area.

Lesa Rusher will answer your nutrition-related questions.

Q: Just wondering if Tryptophan can still be purchased in Australia?


A: The short answer is yes, but with a special proviso.

"Over the counter" tryptophan cannot be purchased without a prescription from your general practitioner (GP) and which can be obtained by your naturopath, it seems in Queensland only.

Tryptophan is the precursor to 5-Hydroxy-Tryptophan (5-HTP) after which it is converted into the neurotransmitter serotonin.

Please note that the information provided is for educational purposes only and is not meant to diagnose or treat medical conditions. Consult with your medical physician regarding appropriateness of using supplements in your healing process.


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