5-hydroxytryptophan (5-HTP) is a precursor to serotonin, a brain neurotransmitter associated with the feeling of wellbeing. It helps curb cravings, improves mood, and, because of its conversion to melatonin, helps with sleep.
5-HTP Plus is a synergistic formula of 5-hydroxytryptophan (50 mg) and vitamin B6 (10 mg). 5-HTP readily enters the blood brain barrier, however conversion into serotonin requires the cofactor vitamin B6, which is included in this formula.
5-HTP Plus may be used during the day to support healthy mood or appetite or at bedtime to support sleep.
Available: 90 Capsules
- Provides support for serotonin production
- Promotes a balanced and positive mood
- Supports normal appetite
- Promotes healthy and deeper sleep
Stressful lifestyles and poor diets can deplete serotonin levels. For many years, 5-HTP (5-hydroxytryptophan) has been used to replenish serotonin levels and support healthy mood and sleep cycle regulation. Supplementation with 5-HTP has been shown to increase serotonin levels in the central nervous system. 5-HTP readily crosses the blood-brain barrier, bypassing competition with other amino acids, making it a more efficient precursor for serotonin production.
The precursor to serotonin, 5-hydroxytryptophan is derived from the seed of the African plant Griffonia simplicifolia. 5-HTP has been shown to support patients with mild mood changes, occasional restless sleep, and periodic, mild anxiety.
Pyridoxal-5-Phosphate (P-5-P), the activated form of vitamin B6, is included in this formula to support overall neurotransmitter metabolism.
Suggested Use: 1 or more capsules per day or as recommended by your healthcare professional.
Does not Contain: Gluten, wheat, soy, tree nuts, peanuts, eggs, dairy, fish, or crustacean shellfish.
Caution: Do not consume this product if you are pregnant or nursing. If you are taking anti-depressants, consult your physician before using.