Melatonin synthesis in the body

mll6 at Lehigh.EDU mll6 at Lehigh.EDU
Wed Nov 29 20:45:52 EST 1995

What is melatonin synthesized from in the body? (I thought someone mentioned
L-tryptophan).  If its made from something that has to be brought into the
body, what foods have sufficient doses of it? (I've read milk and bananas
contain tryptophan).

What causes the pineal gland to decrease its secretion of melatonin?


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