|5-HTP (5-Hydroxytryptophan), Pure Encapsulations (180 Caps)|
Manufacturer: Pure Encapsulations
Item #: HYD11
Content: 180 Caps
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5-Hydroxytryptophan (5-HTP) is an intermediate in the natural synthesis of the essential amino acid, tryptophan, to serotonin. In clinical studies, administration of 5-HTP increased serotonin levels. 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. The 5-HTP supplied in this supplement is derived from the Griffonia simplicifolia plant. Serotonin is an important neurotransmitter involved in the regulation of endocrine and brain activity responsible for emotion, appetite and sleep/wake cycles.
Supplementation with 5-HTP encourages brain serotonin levels that can lead to positive effects on emotional well-being, appetite control, and wake/sleep cycles.
1 to 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.
| Supplement Facts (5-HTP (5-Hydroxytryptophan), Pure Encapsulations)|
Container Size 180 Caps
| Serving Size 1 Vegi Cap|
| ||Amount Per 1 Vegi Cap||Content||%DV|
| ||5-hydroxytryptophan (Griffonia simplicifolia)|
(hypo-allergenic plant fiber added to complete capsule volume requirement)
| ||% Daily Values (DV) are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.|
* Daily Value (DV) not established.