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.
Supplementation with 5-HTP encourages brain serotonin levels that can lead to positive effects on emotional well-being, appetite control, and wake/sleep cycles
- Increases serotonin production
- Fights Cravings
- Stabilizes Blood Sugar Levels
- Enhances Weight Loss by increasing mood and decreasing carbohydrate cravings
Take 1–6 capsules per day, in divided doses, before meals.
CAUTION: Do not exceed recommended dose. Do not use if safety seal is damaged or missing. Store in a cool, dry place. These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. Not to be taken by pregnant or lactating women. Do not use concurrently with SSRI medications or MAO inhibitors.
Consult a physician or licensed qualified health care professional before using this product if you are taking anti-depressants or mood elevating medications.