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Supports brain serotonin levels‡
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5-HTP 50 mg As a dietary supplement, take 1 capsule, 1-4 times daily, before meals, or as directed by a health professional.5-HTP 100 mgAs a dietary supplement, take 1 capsule, 1-3 times daily, 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.1 Serotonin is an important neurotransmitter involved in the regulation of endocrine and brain activity responsible for emotion, appetite and sleep/wake cycles.2,3 In clinical studies, administration of 5-HTP supported serotonin production.4 The 5-HTP supplied in this supplement is derived from the Griffonia simplicifolia plant.‡
Not to be taken by pregnant or lactating women. If you have any health condition or are taking any medication, antidepressants or other psychiatric medications, consult your health professional before use. Do not use concurrently with antidepressants.
Store in a cool, dry place.
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