- Derived from the Griffonia simplicifolia plant.
- Enhances brain serotonin.
- Promotes emotional well-being.
- Promotes appetite control.
- Regulates wake/sleep cycles.
Pure Encapsulations 5-htp, also known as hydroxytryptophan, encourages the serotonin levels that can promote emotional well-being, appetite control and wake/sleep cycles. Pure Encapsulations derives this ingredient from a plant source for optimum absorption and effectiveness.
What is it?
5-Hydroxytryptophan (5-HTP) is an intermediate in the natural synthesis of the essential amino acid, tryptophan, to serotonin. The enzyme tryptophan hydroxylase adds a hydroxyl group (OH) to tryptophan, forming the 5-HTP intermediate. In the body, it converts to serotonin with the removal of a carboxyl group (COOH) by a second enzyme. Serotonin is an important neurotransmitter involved in the regulation of endocrine and brain activity responsible for emotion, appetite and sleep/wake cycles. In clinical studies, administration of 5-HTP supported serotonin production. The 5-HTP supplied in this supplement is derived from the Griffonia simplicifolia plant.
Uses For 5-HTP
Emotional Well-Being: Two open trials and a double blind comparative investigation indicate that 5-HTP provides promising support for emotional well-being. Additional studies indicate similar potential for support.*
Appetite And Weight Management Support: 5-HTP has been shown to help moderate appetite and food cravings in study participants.*
Cranial Vessel Comfort: In several trials, including one that involved over 100 subjects, 5-HTP has demonstrated the ability to promote healthy cranial vessel comfort and function.*
What Is The Source?
5-HTP is derived from the Griffonia simplicifolia plant. Hypo-allergenic plant fiber is derived from pine cellulose.
Ingredients: Each vegetable capsule contains 5-hydroxytryptophan 50 mg and Hypo-allergenic plant fiber (cellulose), vegetarian capsule (cellulose, water).
50-300 mg or 1–3 capsules per day, in divided doses, before meals. Not to be taken by pregnant or lactating women. Do not use concurrently with SSRI medications or MAO inhibitors
Are There Any Potential Side Effects Or Precautions?
Not to be taken by pregnant or lactating women. 5-HTP may cause gastrointestinal upset in sensitive individuals.
Are There Any Potential Drug Interactions?
Do not use concurrently with SSRI medications or MAO inhibitors.
*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food & Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.
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