5-HTP, also known as 5-hydroxytryptophan, is an amino acid that is the direct precursor for serotonin, a brain neurotransmitter. The production of serotonin starts with tryptophan, which is converted into 5-HTP, and then into serotonin. Serotonin plays an important role in the regulation of appetite and mood and is also necessary for the production of melatonin. Melatonin is the main hormone responsible for the management of sleep.
5-HTP is extracted from the bean of the African plant Griffonia simplicifolia, a natural vegetable source. However, 5-HTP is not found in large amounts in the diet, and eating foods that contain tryptophan appears not to significantly increase 5-HTP levels.
This formulation also contains L-Tyrosine, an amino acid precursor of the neurotransmitters dopamine and norepinephrine, both of which are important for the maintenance of a balanced mood. The combination of 5-HTP and L-Tyrosine, therefore, can work synergistically to beneficially support healthy neurochemistry. Health Functions:
Sleep/Mood Support, Weight Management. Ingredients:
Serving Size: 1 Vcap
Servings Per Container: 90
Amount Per Serving:
) 100 mg (from Griffonia simplicifolia
Other ingredients: Rice Flour and Cellulose (capsule
Contains no sugar, salt, yeast, wheat, gluten, corn, soy, milk, egg, shellfish or preservatives. Servings:
As a dietary supplement, take 1 Vcap daily, preferably on an empty stomach. For intensive use, take 1-2 V Vcaps, 1-2 times daily, under the supervision of a health care practitioner. Caution:
If you are currently taking antidepressant medications please consult a physician prior to use. May cause drowsiness. Store in a cool, dry place, away from direct light. Keep out of reach of children. Disclaimer:
The Food and Drug Administration has not evaluated statements contained herein. These products are not intended to diagnose, treat and cure or prevent disease. Always consult with your professional health care provider before changing any medication.