5-HTP, 120 vegicaps, 100 mg
$17.95 each for 2 bottles
$16.95 each for 3 bottles
$16.50 each for 4 bottles
$15.85 each for 5 bottles and more
5-HTP is a safe and natural supplement for treating migraine headaches, depression, anxiety and dysthymia often used as an alternative to prescription anti-depressants.
What is 5-HTP?
5-HTP (5-Hydroxytryptophan) is an amino acid that is the intermediate step between tryptophan and the important brain chemical serotonin. The human body manufactures 5-HTP from L-tryptophan, a natural amino acid found in most dietary proteins.
What does 5-HTP do?
Supplementing with 5-HTP may increase serotonin synthesis. Having adequate levels of serotonin instills a feeling of relaxation, calmness, and mild euphoria.
The nutritional supplement 5-HTP (common name for the compound 5-hydroxytryptophan) is a derivative of the amino acid tryptophan. Tryptophan is converted to 5-HTP in the human body; once it is converted to 5-HTP it can then be converted to serotonin, which is a potent neurotransmitter in the brain. In addition, 5-HTP is the precursor for melatonin, a hormone that is involved in the sleep patterns of the human body. Because 5-HTP is related to melatonin and serotonin, it may help promote a healthy mood and may be beneficial to the treatment of insomnia as well. Trytophan is found in a variety of protein foods, such as beef, fish, chicken and dairy products; however, no significant amount of 5-HTP can be found in any foods. Supplemental 5-HTP is derived from the seeds of Griffonia simplicifolia, an African plant.
Serving Size: 1 Vegicap
Servings per Container: 120 servings
||Amount per Serving
||% Daily Value
| L-5 Hydroxytryptophan
|| 100 mg
** Daily Value has not been established.
Other Ingredients: Vegetable Capsule, Stabilized Rice Bran, Magnesium Stearate
Suggested Use: Take 1 Vegicap daily with a meal, preferable at night time. Take consistently each day for best results.
5-HTP appears to be well tolerated with few and relatively mild side effects, the most common being nausea. However, large doses of 5-HTP should be avoided as it can result in the formation of excessively high levels of serotonin in tissues other than the brain, resulting in significant adverse reactions.
As always, consult your physician before taking supplements, especially if you have a medical or psychiatric condition, or are pregnant or lactating.
These statements have not been evaluated by the FDA. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.
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