5-HTP 50 mg, 60 or 180 vcaps from Pure Encapsulations
5-Hydroxytryptophan (5-HTP) is an intermediate in the natural synthesis of the essential amino acid, tryptophan, to serotonin. In clinical studies, administration of 5-HTP increased serotonin levels. 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. The 5-HTP supplied in this supplement is derived from the Griffonia simplicifolia plant. Serotonin is an important neurotransmitter involved in the regulation of endocrine and brain activity responsible for emotion, appetite and wake/sleep/wake cycles.
Supplementation with 5-HTP encourages brain serotonin levels that can lead to positive effects on emotional well-being, appetite control, and sleep/wake/sleep cycles.
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Pure Encapsulations 5-HTP 50 mg contains the following:
- Supplement Facts: Serving Size 1 capsule, Servings per Container 60 or 180
- 5-hydroxytryptophan (Griffonia simplicifolia) 50 mg
- Other ingredients: hypo-allergenic plant fiber, vegetable capsule
Recommended Use: As a dietary supplement, take 1-6 daily, in divided doses, before a meal.
Not to be taken by pregnant or lactating women. Do not use with SSRI medications.