L-5-HTP, a precursor to serotonin. It improves sleep patterns & may help alleviate migraines. 5-HTP is 5-hydroxytryptophan, a metabolite of tryptophan, and an essential precursor of serotonin and melatonin. Research supports a role for 5-HTP in supporting mood balance and relieving the symptoms of fibromyalgia. L-5-hydroxytryptophan (5-HTP) is derived from Griffonia simplicifolia seed extract. 5-HTP is a metabolite of the amino acid tryptophan, and an essential precursor of the neurotransmitter serotonin and the neurohormone melatonin. Collectively, 5-HTP, serotonin and melatonin are important for the regulation of mood and healthy sleep. 5-HTP is primarily used to support mood through its ability to boost serotonin levels. 5-HTP has been compared to various tricyclic antidepressants and has been found to be as effective with fewer side effects and quicker effectiveness. Since serotonin and melatonin are also involved in regulating the sleep/wake cycle, 5-HTP may enhance sleep quality. Research also supports a role for 5-HTP in reducing headaches and the symptoms of fibromyalgia.
L-5-Hydroxytryptophan (griffonia seed extract)100 mg
microcrystalline cellulose, sodium stearyl fumarate. Capsule: hypromellose
Contains no wheat, gluten, corn, nuts, peanuts, sesame seeds, sulphites, mustard, soy, dairy, eggs, fish, shellfish or any animal byproduct.
Take one capsule three times daily with food, or as directed by a qualified health care practitioner. To minimize gastrointestinal side effect risk, slowly increase dose over a two-week period. Use for a minimum of one week to see beneficial effects for mood balance and two weeks for the alleviation of fibromyalgia symptoms.