(5-Hydroxytrtyptophan) is the intermediate precursor in the natural
synthesis of serotonin, a neurotransmitter that helps to regulate mood,
appetite, and sleep/wake cycles. 5-HTP readily crosses the blood-brain
barrier and clinical studies suggest that 5-HTP can support healthy
serotonin levels. Serotonin is associated with positive mood and
provides a substrate for the production of melatonin. 5-HTP is extracted
from the bean of the African plant Griffonia simplicifolia, a natural
- Natural Source
- Supports Positive Mood
- Promotes Healthy Sleep Patterns
is a massive amount of evidence that suggests that low serotonin levels
are a common consequence of modern living. The lifestyle and dietary
practices of many people living in this stress-filled era results in
lowered levels of serotonin within the brain.
As a result, many
people are overweight, crave sugar and other carbohydrates, experience
bouts of depression, get frequent headaches, and have vague muscle aches
and pain. All of these maladies are correctable by raising brain
serotonin levels. The primary therapeutic applications for 5-HTP are low
Serotonin is a neurotransmitter, or brain
hormone, responsible for regulating sleep, pain, mood, digestion, and
mental clarity. Serotonin is created by the amino acid
5-Hydroxytrtyptophan (5HTP) in cooperation with magnesium, and the B
vitamins (especially B6, B3 and B12).
helps promote deep restorative sleep. Serotonin also raises a person’s
pain threshold (decreases pain), normalizes digestion, increases mental
function, elevates mood, reduces anxiety and is known as the “happy
hormone.” The higher one’s serotonin level, the higher their pain
threshold (less pain).
Take 1 VCap daily, preferably on an empty stomach at bedtime. For
intensive use, take up to 3 VCaps daily in divided doses, or as directed
by your healthcare practitioner. One bottle can last up to three months
depending on dosage.
May cause mild, but transient GI discomfort. 5-HTP should be used with
caution in combination with any serotonergic drug or herb, including
SSRIs, MAOIs and St. John’s wort. If you are taking any of these
medications or if you are planning any surgical procedures, consult your
healthcare practitioner prior to using this product. Individuals with a
history of cardiac conditions, use only under the direction of your
healthcare practitioner. Not recommended for pregnant or nursing women.