Doctor's Best, 5-HTP, 100mg, 60 Veg capsules
Although it's a technically an amino acid compound, 5-HTP is actually a herbal supplement, derived from the herb Griffonia simplicifolia. In the body, 5-HTP (5-hydroxytryptophan) gets converted to the neurotransmitter serotonin. Serotonin influences how we feel physically and mentally, but since serotonin can't be supplemented directly, people have used 5-HTP for help with a wide range of conditions related to low serotonin levels, primarily appetite regulation, poor mood, and poor sleep patterns.
5-HTP (100mg) Description from Doctor's Best
5-HTP (5-hydroxy L-tryptophan) is a naturally occurring metabolite of the amino acid tryptophan. 5-HTP is converted in the brain to serotonin, a neurotransmitter substance found at the junctions (synapses) between neurons. 5-HTP is extracted from the seeds of the Griffonia simplicifolia plant.
Helps promote healthy sleep
Helps promote calm and relaxation
Powerful brain antioxidant
|Serving Size: 1 capsule
Servings Per Container: 180
|Ingredient||Amount||% Daily Value**|
|5-hydroxy L-tryptophan||100 mg||†|
** Percent Daily Value is based on a 2000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
Other Ingredients: Modified cellulose (vegetarian capsule), microcrystalline cellulose, silicon dioxide.
As a dietary supplement, take 1 capsule two or three times daily, with or without food, or as recommended by a nutritionally-informed physician.
Notice: Not to be used concurrently with MAO inhibitors, selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) or other anti-depressant medications. It should also not be used by individuals taking any of the category of medications known as "triptans"