5-HTP (5-Hydroxytryptophan) 50 mg

By Pure Encapsulations
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PEN-HYD51
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Sku#: PEN-HYD51
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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.

each vegetarian capsule contains:

  • 5-hydroxytryptophan 50 mg

hypoallergenic plant fiber (cellulose), vegetarian capsule (cellulose, water)

1 capsule, 1-4 times daily, before meals, or as directed by a health professional.
Not to be taken by pregnant or lactating women. Do not use concurrently with antidepressants.