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.*
- Promotes enhanced serotonin levels*
- May improve emotional well-being, appetite control and sleep/wake cycles*
- Made with hypoallergenic, vegan ingredients
Take 1–3 capsules per day, in divided doses, before meals.
Serving Size: One Capsule
Amount Per Serving
5-hydroxytryptophan ... 100mg
Other Ingredients: hypoallergenic plant fiber (cellulose), vegetarian capsule (cellulose, water)
Not to be taken by pregnant or lactating women. 5-HTP may cause gastrointestinal upset in sensitive individuals
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