Nutritionally supplies the immediate metabolic precursor to serotonin.* Dietary supplementation may enhance levels of:
- May positively enhance mood*
- May enhance the sleep cycle*
- May reduce discomfort in patients with chronic pain*
- May regulate feeding patterns and have positive bariatric (weight management) effects*
5-HYDROXYTRYPTOPHAN (5-HTP) is the immediate precursor in the biosynthesis of the neurotransmitter 5-hydroxytryptamine (5 HT or serotonin). 5-HT is synthesized from the amino acid L-tryptophan. 5-HTP has replaced the use of L-tryptophan in the United States. In 1989, patients taking L-tryptophan developed a negative and debilitating reaction called eosinophilia-myalgia syndrome. Upon further study, it was determined that the culprit was not the L-tryptophan. It was actually a bacterial contaminant in the formula. L-tryptophan products associated with the syndrome were found to come from genetically modified bacterial recombinant production methods. Even though L- tryptophan was proven safe, it never recovered from this incident. 5 HTP was created to fill the gap created by the removal of L-tryptophan in the marketplace.*
Servings Per Container: 120
Serving Size: 1 Capsule
Amount Per Serving
5 HTP ... 50mg
Cellulose, rice flour, and silicon dioxide.
As a dietary supplement, take 1-2 capsules twice a day between meals or as directed by your healthcare professional.
Consult a health professional before taking this or any other product.
Consult your physician for more information.
Keep out of reach of children. Store in a cool, dry place. Safety-sealed for your protection and for product freshness. Do not use if seal is missing or broken
*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.