5-HTP (50mg) Overview
Although it's a technically an amino acid compound, 5-HTP is actually an herbal supplement, derived from the herb Griffonia simplicifolia. In the body, 5-HTP (5-hydroxytryptophan) gets converted to the neurotransmitter serotonin. Serotonin influences how we feel physically and mentally, but since serotonin can't be supplemented directly, people have used 5-HTP for help with a wide range of conditions related to low serotonin levels, primarily appetite regulation, poor mood, and poor sleep patterns. NOW Foods is a best-selling brand of 5-HTP which is available in 50 and 100 mg potencies.
5-HTP (50mg) Description from Now
5-HTP, the intermediate metabolite between the amino acid tryptophan and serotonin, is extracted from the seed of an African plant (Griffonia simplicifolia).
|Serving Size: 1 vcap
Servings Per Container: 180
||% Daily Value**
|5-HTP (5-hydroxytryptophan) (from Griffonia simplicifolia Extract) (Seed)
| ** 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.
Not manufactured with wheat, gluten, soy, milk, egg, fish, shellfish or tree nut ingredients. Produced in a GMP facility that processes other ingredients containing these allergens.
Non GMO - Vegetarian/Vegan - Kosher
Other ingredients: Rice Flour and Hypromellose (cellulose capsule).
Take 1 capsule daily, preferably on an empty stomach at bedtime.
For adults only. Not recommended for pregnant/nursing women. Consult physician if taking medications (especially antidepressants), or have a medical condition. May cause drowsiness and mild transient GI symptoms. Take with food in case of GI upset. Keep out of reach of children.
Natural color variation may occur in this product.
Store in a cool, dry place after opening.