Pure Encapsulations 5-HTP
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.
Not to be taken by pregnant or lactating women. Do not use concurrently with antidepressants.
Amount Per Serving
each vegetarian capsule contains: 5-hydroxytryptophan 100mg
other ingredients: hypoallergenic plant fiber (cellulose), vegetarian capsule (cellulose, water)
1 capsule, 1-3 times daily, before meals
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