5-HTP (50mg) Overview
Body First’s 5-HTP contains 50mg of the active ingredient 5-Hydroxytryptophan. 5-HTP is synthesized from L-Tryptophan in the body and converts into the neurotransmitter serotonin and hormone melatonin in the brain. Serotonin is responsible for feelings of well being and melatonin helps regulates sleeping patterns and circadian rhythm. *
5-HTP is commonly used a mood enhancing supplement. It has been shown to support feelings of happiness and may be a successful supplement in treating minor depression. It can also be taken to help with minor anxiety disorders. 5-HTP’s interaction with other compounds in the brain may also contribute to its ability to help control desire for binge eating and agitated mood. Currently 5-HTP is being studied for its potential to treat insomnia and fibromyalgia syndrome. *
5-HTP (50mg) Benefits
-Natural Mood Enhancing Properties*
-Supports Relaxation & Restful Sleep*
-Helps Control Binge Eating*
-May Help Treat Minor Depression & Anxiety Disorders*
* These statements have not been evaluated by the FDA. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any diseases.
5-HTP (50mg) 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 capsule|
Servings Per Container: 90
|Ingredient||Amount||% Daily Value**|
|5-HTP (5-hydroxytryptophan) (Griffonia simplicifolia) (seed)||50mg||†|
| ** 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 gelatin (capsule).
As a dietary supplement, take 1 capsule 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.