L-tryptophan is metabolized to niacin (nicotinic acid).


molecular weight of L-tryptophan: 204.23

molecular weight of nicotinic acid (3-pyridinecarboxylic acid): 123.11


60 mg of tryptophan can roughly generate 1 mg of niacin


1 mg of tryptophan is 4.896 µmol

60 mg of tryptophan is 293.8 µmol


1 mg nicotinic acid is 8.12 µmol


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