The amino acid L-5-Hydroxytryptophan (5-HTP) is a precursor to serotonin and melatonin.
5-HTP may benefit:
- Low serotonin
As a dietary supplement, 1 capsule one to three times daily, or as directed by a healthcare practitioner.
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Warning: If you are currently taking antidepressant medications please consult a physician prior to use. May cause drowsiness.
Active ingredients: 5-HTP (5-hydroxytryptophan)
Did you know?
5-HTP is the intermediate metabolite between the amino acid L-tryptophan and serotonin.
It’s extracted from the bean of the African plant Griffonia simplicifolia.
Effect on body and sleep:
5-HTP supports the production of serotonin in the brain and central nervous system; serotonin can impact sleep, mood, appetite, and body temperature.
5-HTP therefore, is typically used as a sleeping supplement because it supports the production of serotonin, which is in turn, converted to melatonin.
Melatonin is a neurotransmitter that helps to regulate healthy sleep/wake cycles.
Studies have shown that taking a dietary supplement containing 5-HTP can help people feel more rested upon waking up and can give people an increased energy level during the following days.*