5HTP is a formulation developed by Pure Encapsulations, and is based on research of specific nutrients that may be most helpful in helping relieve symptoms associated with insomnia. 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. Serotonin 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.Not to be taken by pregnant or lactating women.
CAUTION: Do not use with SSRI medications.
Suggested use: As a dietary supplement, take 1-6 daily, in divided doses, before a meal.
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