5-HTP (a.k.a. 5-hydroxytryptophan) is an amino acid that the body naturally produces. Most importantly the body uses 5-HTP to produce serotonin. Unfortunately, low serotonin levels can mean weight gain, mood issues, and poor sleep, among other health concerns. Many people have turned to 5-HTP supplements to help balance their serotonin levels.
Ingredients: Calcium (As Calcium Carbonate), 5-Hydroxytryptophan (from Griffonia simplicifolia seed extract), Gelatin (capsule), Magnesium Stearate
Manufacturer country: USA
Amount: 60 caps
Bruto weight: 82g (0.18lb)
Usage: As a dietary supplement take two (2) capsules once a day. For best results take 20-30 min before a meal with an 8oz glass of water or as directed by your healthcare professional
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.
Science behind this product:
5-HTP for serotonin:
Therapeutic administration of 5-HTP has been shown to be effective in treating 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 and obesity:
During a study, administration of 5-hydroxytryptophan resulted in no changes in mood state but promoted typical anorexia-related symptoms, decreased food intake, and weight loss.
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.