Supports healthy serotonin levels involved in emotional wellbeing, healthy eating behavior, and healthy sleep.
Serotonin is an important neurotransmitter involved in the regulation of endocrine and brain activity responsible for emotion, appetite and sleep/wake cycles.
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.
The 5-HTP supplied in this supplement is derived from the Griffonia simplicifolia plant.
Pure Encapsulations recommends: 1 capsule, 1-3 times daily, before meals
Each vegetable capsule contains:
5-hydroxytryptophan 100 mg
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.
Do not use concurrently with SSRI medications or MAO inhibitors.
If you are pregnant, nursing, taking any medication or have a medical condition, please consult your healthcare practitioner before taking any dietary supplement.
Keep out of reach of children.