First of all, what is tryptophan and what is so special about it? Tryptophan is an essential amino acid that helps our body make melatonin and serotonin. Melatonin is responsible for our good night sleep, while serotonin regulates our appetite, mood and pain. Moreover, our liver can also use tryptophan to produce vitamin B3, which […]

Whey protein in different forms is very popular nowaways due to its health benefits in performance nutrition (helps enhance weight loss and improves lean muscle mass) and appetite control. But what about other sources of protein? Can, for example, plant-based proteins be at least as good as whey protein, at least in managing appetite?

If you are a woman over 60 and don’t have a good appetite, your muscles will most probably loose their strength because of the poor gut health. At least, according to a recent small study.