5-HTP (5-Hydroxytryptophan) 50 mg
Amount Per Serving
each vegetarian capsule contains:
5-hydroxytryptophan (Griffonia simplicifolia) 50 mg.
other ingredients: hypoallergenic plant fiber (cellulose), vegetarian capsule (cellulose, water)
Not to be taken by pregnant or lactating women. Do not use concurrently with SSRI medications or MAO inhibitors.
1–6 capsules per day, in divided doses, before meals.
5-Hydroxytryptophan (5-HTP) is an intermediate in the natural synthesis of the essential amino acid, tryptophan, to serotonin. The enzyme tryptophan hydroxylase adds a hydroxyl group (OH) to tryptophan, forming the 5-HTP intermediate. In the body, it converts to serotonin with the removal of a carboxyl group (COOH) by a second enzyme. Serotonin is an important neurotransmitter involved in the regulation of endocrine and brain activity responsible for emotion, appetite and sleep/wake cycles. In clinical studies, administration of 5-HTP supported serotonin production. The 5-HTP supplied in this supplement is derived from the Griffonia simplicifolia plant.
Supplementation with 5-HTP encourages brain serotonin levels that can lead to positive effects on emotional well-being, appetite control, and wake/sleep cycles.
These statements have not been evaluated by the Food & Drug Administration. These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.
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