5-HTP

 

5-HTP 100mg 60vc/180vc

  Enhances sense of well being  
  Promotes calming down and relaxing  
  Supports satiety and healthy eating patterns

 

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5-HTP

5-HTP (5-hydroxy L-tryptophan) is a naturally occurring metabolite of the amino acid tryptophan. 5-HTP is converted in the brain to serotonin, a neurotransmitter substance found at the junctions (synapses) between neurons. 5-HTP helps maintain mental and emotional well-being and promotes healthy sleep. Best 5-HTP is extracted from the seeds of the Griffonia simplicifolia plant.

Benefits:

  • Enhances sense of well-being
  • Promotes calming down and relaxing
  • Promotes satiety and supports healthy eating patterns
  • May promote weight loss as part of a weight loss plan
  • May improve quality of sleep
  • Potent scavenger of free radicals

Enhances sense of well-being
Synthesis of serotonin in the brain requires an adequate supply of either tryptophan or 5-HTP as precursors in the CNS. The supply of tryptophan available for conversion to 5-HTP depends on a number of factors, including the nutritional status of the individual and the competition between tryptophan and other amino acids for transport across the blood-brain barrier. Whereas tryptophan may be sidetracked into the production of niacin or protein, 5-HTP readily crosses the blood-brain barrier and becomes available for serotonin synthesis. Therefore, supplementation with 5-HTP is a more direct route to serotonin production.

Promotes satiety and supports healthy eating patterns
While serotonin is renown for its function in the brain, 95% of serotonin is actually found in the gastrointestinal tract. Accordingly, serotonin is deeply involved in gut physiology, including visceral perception and weight maintenance. In research where 5-HTP was administered at higher doses, it was discovered that these high doses of 5-HTP produced weight loss in subjects, mainly through its influence on satiety and an altered appetite for specific macronutrients.

May improve quality of sleep
Studies have shown that 5-HTP influences the quality of sleep by increasing REM (rapid eye movement) sleep. Administration of as little as 200 mg of 5-HTP in the evening prior to bedtime has been shown to increase the duration of REM sleep from 5 to 53% and decrease the amount of non-REM sleep

 

 

Oral administration of 5-HTP in clinical studies has resulted in gastrointestinal disturbances such as nausea, vomiting and diarrhea. According to a review of several studies, these effects are tolerated by most patients and tend to lessen over time. Side effects are more marked with higher doses.5 A recent review in a toxicology journal concludes that while undue speculation was raised years ago, “there is no evidence to implement 5-HTP intake as a cause of any illness.”

* 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.

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