*This product is not intended to treat any illness or disease, always consult your healthcare professional.
5-HTP (5-Hydroxytryptophan) is a compound produced in the body from
the amino acid tryptophan. It is a precursor to the neurotransmitter
serotonin and the hormone melatonin.
5-HTP supplements have become popular because it is thought that
providing the body with 5-HTP in pill form can boost the body%u2019s
serotonin levels available to the brain.
Uses for 5-HTP
This product has been used traditionally for the following:
- Weight Loss
5-HTP is most commonly used for depression. Because it is thought to
work like serotonin antidepressants, 5-HTP has also been used for other
conditions for which these antidepressants are prescribed, such as
anxiety, insomnia, fibromyalgia, and migraine.
* Several clinical trials have found that 5-HTP is as effective as traditional antidepressants.
For example, in a six week clinical trial, 63 people were given either
5-HTP (100 mg three times a day) or a traditional antidepressant. The
5-HTP was found to be as effective, with fewer side effects.
Also serotonin is converted into melatonin, a hormone needed to
regulate sleep-wake cycles. Because 5-HTP can increase serotonin levels,
taken at night time, it may increase melatonin and help achieve natural
and restful sleep.
Vegetable derived capsules suitable for vegetarians.
Not to be taken alongside prescription antidepressants.