Alpha Male in a Pill?

There are many defining characteristics of a stereotypical “alpha male”. One of them is speaking up for yourself — and not accepting unfair treatment from others.

In other words — don’t be someone’s fucking doormat!

In any case, a randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled study published in the journal Frontiers in Psychology may have a solution for those folks with the “doormat” affliction.

Or even just folks who want to stand their ground a little better.

Dutch psychologists at the University of Leiden gave 25 healthy, Western European male and female participants, aged 18–35 years, an L-tryptophan supplement in the morning, noon and evening for six days. Totaling 2.8g per day.

The other 22 participants took a placebo.

For the record, there were no reported commercial or financial conflicts of interest with this study.

The general finding from the study was that by increasing serotonin through prolonged tryptophan supplementation, you can reduce the likelihood of someone accepting unfair offers.

In other words, it’s easier for healthy people to say “no” to unfair shit while they’re taking an L-tryptophan supplement.

More research is warranted, as the researchers would like to see this study replicated to further confirm their findings.

Nonetheless, it may be worth it for some of you to try now; especially those of you who may be closing on some sort of deal in the near future, whether it be business or social in nature.

Or maybe you’re just tired of being the perpetual “yes man”, or even “yes woman”.

For your convenience, I’ve linked the highest-rated vegan L-tryptophan supplement on Amazon below. It’s also easy-to-dose to the study’s parameters. It contains 1g per tablet… so, you could simply dose 1 tablet 3 times per day. Morning, noon and evening. To mimic the study’s design.

Just bear in mind, I am NOT a doctor nor a pharmacologist.

You should consult with your doctor before taking any supplement, just in case they could react with a current medication, a current condition, or have some side effect that I am not aware of.

If you choose not to, you assume any risks.

Anyhow, let me know what you think in the comments below.

REFERENCES

NOW L-Tryptophan 1000 mg,60 Tablets https://www.amazon.com/NOW-L-Tryptophan-1000-60-Tablets/dp/B002JNIAQW/ref=as_sl_pc_qf_sp_asin_til?tag=cormcc01-20&linkCode=w00&linkId=107b8e58dc172d6ea05347757333c883&creativeASIN=B002JNIAQW

Tryptophan supplementation and the response to unfairness in healthy volunteers https://doi.org/10.3389/fpsyg.2015.01012

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