5-HTP 50 mg 60 vcaps
*5-Hydroxytryptophan (5-HTP) is an intermediate in the natural synthesis of the essential amino acid, tryptophan, to serotonin. In clinical studies, administration of 5-HTP increased serotonin levels. 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. The 5-HTP supplied in this supplement is derived from the Griffonia simplicifolia plant. Scerotonin is an important neurotransmitter involved in the regulation of endocrine and brain activity responsible for emotion, appetite and wake/sleep/wake cycles.
Supplementation with 5-HTP encourages brain serotonin levels that can lead to positive effects on emotional well-being, appetite control, and sleep/wake/sleep cycles.
Ingredient per capsule:
5-hydroxytryptophan (Griffonia simplicifolia) 50 mg.
Other ingredients: hypo-allergenic plant fiber, vegetable capsule.
5-HTP is a precursor to serotonin, a neurotransmitter involved in sending messages through the nervous system. * Supports Nervous System Health*
5-HTP (5-Hydroxytryptophan) is a chemical by-product of the protein building block L-tryptophan. It is also produced commercially from the seeds of an African plant (Griffonia simplicifolia).
5-HTP is used for sleep disorders, depression, anxiety, migraine and tension-type headaches, fibromyalgia, binge eating associated with obesity, premenstrual syndrome (PMS), premenstrual dysphoric disorder (PMDD), attention deficit-hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), and along with prescription drugs to treat seizure disorder and Parkinson’s disease.
Directions: For adults, take one (1) capsule twice daily as needed or before bedtime, or follow the advice of your healthcare professional. As a reminder, discuss the supplements and medications you take with your health care providers.
WARNING: Not for use by pregnant or lactating women. Avoid this product if you have heart problems or are taking antidepressants or weight-control drugs. May Cause Drowsiness: Do not drive a motor vehicle or operate heavy machinery while using this product. Not Intended for Use by Persons Under the Age of 18. Not to be taken by pregnant or lactating women. Do not use with SSRI medications.
*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.