5-HTP – Raise Serotonin Levels in the Brain Naturally.
5-hydroxytryptophan (5-HTP) is an amino acid made in the body from tryptophan and converted to serotonin, an important brain chemical. Raising brain levels of serotonin through 5-HTP supplements may positively impact sleep, mood, anxiety, aggression, appetite, temperature, sexual behavior and pain sensations. Why Serotonin Levels Are Important5-HTP may be beneficial for supporting a variety of conditions associated with low serotonin levels. Depression may result from low serotonin levels. Because of this, many anti-depressant medications work to raise serotonin levels. In studies of people with mild to moderate depression, 5-HTP may be as effective as some medications at improving mood, anxiety, insomnia, and physical symptoms.
The pain, stiffness, and fatigue of fibromyalgia may be impacted by a number of factors but studies show low serotonin may play a role in the development of fibromyalgia. Individuals with fibromyalgia taking 5-HTP saw improvements in sleep and a reduction of pain, stiffness and depression.
Other research shows patients suffering with insomnia may benefit from 5-HTP supplementation. Taking it before bedtime may induce sleepiness and delay waking up. Studies of overweight men and women, both with and without diabetes, suggested 5-HTP supplements promoted the feeling of satiety (fullness). This led to a decrease in food intake and subsequent weight loss.
In addition to 5-HTP our formula includes Vitamin C and Vitamin B6. These vitamins are important for optimizing the effects of 5-HTP.
Label Information and Ingredients: Suggested Use: As a dietary supplement, adults take one (1) capsule daily with meals, or as directed by a health care professional. Store in a cool, dry place and away from direct light. See caution statement below.
Serving Size: 1 Capsule(s)
Ingredients Per Serving % DV
Vitamin C (as ascorbic acid) 250 mg 417%
Vitamin B-6 (as pyridoxine HCL) 25 mg 1250%
Griffonia Bean Extract (Griffonia simplicifolia) (Standardized to 98%(100mg) L-5-hydroxyTryptophan) 102 mg *
* Daily Value Not Established
Notes: Our Standard Griffonia Extract is made under strict European quality standards which are comparable to Over-The-Counter drug standards in the US. It provides optimal levels of naturally occurring L-5-hydroxyTryptophan. Our L-5-HTP is formulated with important nutrients to optimize its effectiveness. Vitamin C and B-6 aid the conversion of tryptophan to serotonin in the body.
Other Ingredients: Gelatin (capsules), (May contain one or more of the following: rice powder, silica and magnesium stearate).
Contains No Added: sugar, salt, dairy, yeast, wheat, corn, soy, preservatives, artificial colors or flavors.
Caution: Not for use by children under 18 years. If pregnant or nursing, consult a physician before using this product. Do not use while operating a motorized vehicle or heavy machinery. Consult a physician before taking this product while using antidepressants or MAO-inhibiting medications. Keep out of reach of children.
Statements not evaluated by the FDA. Products not intended to treat, cure, or prevent diseases.
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