5-Hydroxytryptophan is used by the body to make serotonin, which is a neurotransmitter regulating numerous important bodily functions, in particular brain and nerve function.
Each capsule typically contains:
5-HTP (5-Hydroxytryptophan) 50 mg
5-Hydroxytryptophan is the immediate amino acid precursor to serotonin.
Approximately 70% of oral 5-HTP is converted to serotonin, compared with around 3% of L-tryptophan.
Serotonin may be converted in the body to melatonin, important in regulating the sleep-wake cycle.
5-HTP is sourced from the plant Griffonia simplicifolia.
Recommendation: 1-2 capsules daily, or as directed.
Up to 600mg per day may be taken, although loose stools may result from
higher doses. For children, the dosage of 5-HTP should be reduced from the
adult dose to 20mg for every 10kg of body weight.
Caution: Consult with a medical doctor if taking antidepressant medication. If pregnant, breastfeeding, taking any kind of medication, or have a medical condition, please consult a healthcare practitioner before taking this product.