5-HTP (100mg) Overview
Body First’s 5-HTP, short for 5-hydroxytryptophan, is a naturally occurring amino acid intermediate that converts to serotonin and melatonin in the brain. In the body, 5-HTP is naturally synthesized from the amino acid L-Tryptophan. Supplementing with 5-HTP has been shown to support positive mood, relaxation, restful sleep, feelings of well being and may even treat minor depression. *
5-HTP supplementation has been observed to help treat anxiety and is currently being studied for the potential to benefit conditions like fibromyalgia syndrome, Friedreich’s ataxia, binge eating and insomnia. Additional research suggests that 5-HTP can help control appetite and prevent overeating at night. 5-HTP is most commonly taken as a mood support and an anti-anxiety supplement.*
5-HTP (100mg) Benefits
-Supports Positive Mood*
-Supports Restful Sleep & Relaxation*
-Promotes Feelings of Well Being*
-May Help Treat Minor Depression*
* These statements have not been evaluated by the FDA. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any diseases.
5-HTP (100mg) Description from Body First
5-HTP, the intermediate metabolite between the amino acid L-tryptophan and serotonin, is extracted from the bean of an African plant (Griffonia simplicifolia).
|Serving Size: 1 vcap|
Servings Per Container: 120
|Ingredient||Amount||% Daily Value**|
|5-HTP (5-hydroxytryptophan) (Griffonia simplicifolia) (seed)||100mg||†|
| ** Percent Daily Value is based on a 2000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.|
† Daily Value not established.
Other ingredients: rice flour and cellulose (capsule).
As a dietary supplement, take 1 Vcap daily, preferably on an empty stomach at bedtime.
If you are currently taking antidepressant medications please consult a physician prior to use. May cause drowsiness.