5-HTP occurs naturally in the body. Typically, people produce enough for regular functioning, but some require supplementation. 5-HTP dietary supplements aid in increasing serotonin levels in the brain, significantly affecting mood and behavior.
Because serotonin regulates mood and behavior, 5-HTP may improve:
– Pain sensitivity
Since 5-HTP is naturally present in the body, supplementing with it is a clean, holistic way to increase serotonin levels.
Ingredients: see Supplement Facts.
Manufacturer Country: USA
Product Amount: 60 caps
Bruto Weight: 0.25lb (113g)
Suggested Use: Take two (2) capsules once a day as a dietary supplement. For best results, take 20-30 min before a meal with an 8oz glass of water or as directed by your healthcare professional.
5-HTP for Serotonin
Therapeutic administration of 5-HTP may be effective in reducing the effects of a wide variety of conditions, including depression, fibromyalgia, binge eating associated with obesity, chronic headaches, and insomnia.
5-HTP and Depression
Repeated-measures analysis revealed a significant improvement of depressive symptoms during the 50-mg 5-HTP treatment compared with placebo as assessed by the Hamilton Depression Rating Scale.
5-HTP for Sleep
Treatment with L -5-hydroxytryptophan can modulate children’s arousal level and induce a long-term improvement of sleep terrors.
5-HTP and Anxiety
A significant anxiety reduction was observed on three different anxiety scales. It is suggested that 5-HT systems may be involved in anxiety mediation.
5-HTP and Obesity
Significant weight loss was observed in 5-HTP-treated patients. A reduction in carbohydrate intake and a consistent presence of early satiety were also found. Together with the good tolerance observed, these findings suggest that 5-HTP may be safely used to treat obesity.
Caution: Do not exceed recommended dose. Pregnant or nursing mothers, children under the age of 18, and individuals with a known medical condition should consult a physician before using this or any dietary supplement.
Warning: Keep out of reach of children. Do not use if the safety seal is damaged or missing. Store in a cool, dry place.
The Food and Drug Administration has not evaluated these statements. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.