- Brand: Pure Encapsulations
- Product Code: 5-htp-50-mg-PEC-180-cpsls
- Quantity per Container: 180 Capsules
5-HTP (5-Hydroxytryptophan) Enhances brain serotonin
*5-Hydroxytryptophan (5-HTP) is an intermediate in the natural synthesis of the essential amino acid, tryptophan, to serotonin. The enzyme tryptophan hydroxylase adds a hydroxyl group (OH) to tryptophan, forming the 5-HTP intermediate. In the body, it converts to serotonin with the removal of a carboxyl group (COOH) by a second enzyme. Serotonin is an important neurotransmitter involved in the regulation of endocrine and brain activity responsible for emotion, appetite and sleep/wake cycles. In clinical studies, administration of 5-HTP supported serotonin production. The 5-HTP supplied in this supplement is derived from the Griffonia simplicifolia plant.
Supplementation with 5-HTP encourages brain serotonin levels that can lead to positive effects on emotional well-being, appetite control, and wake/sleep cycles.
1 capsule contains:
Other Ingredients: hypoallergenic plant fiber (cellulose), vegetarian capsule (cellulose, water).
Contains NO: artificial additives, allergens, GMOs, environmental contaminants or added excipients.
Adults: As a dietary supplement, take 1 to 3 capsules per day, in divided doses, before meals.
Not to be taken by pregnant or lactating women. If you are taking medications or have a medical condition, please consult your healthcare practitioner before use. Do not use concurrently with SSRI medications or MAO inhibitors. Keep out of the reach of children.