5-HTP 5-Hydroxytryptophan 50mg 60 VegCap
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.
Suggested Usage 1 to 6 capsules per day, in divided doses, before meals.
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***Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet
Other IngredientsHypo-allergenic plant fiber cellulose , vegetarian capsule cellulose, water
WarningsKeep out of reach of children. As with all dietary supplements, consult your healthcare professional before use. See product label for more information. Not to be taken by pregnant or lactating women. Do not use concurrently with SSRI medications or MAO inhibitors.