5-HTP (50mg) Overview
Although it's a technically an amino acid compound, 5-HTP is actually an 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. NOW Foods is a best-selling brand of 5-HTP which is available in 50 and 100 mg potencies.
5-HTP (50mg) Description from Now
5-HTP, the intermediate metabolite between the amino acid L-tryptophan and serotonin, is extracted from the bean of an African plant (Griffonia simplicifolia).
|Serving Size: 1 capsule
Servings Per Container: 30
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|** Percent Daily Value is based on a 2000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
† Daily Value not established.
Other Ingredients: Rice Flour and Gelatin (capsule).
As a dietary supplements, take 1 capsule daily, preferably at bedtime.
If you are currently taking antidepressant medications please consult a physician prior to use. May cause drowsiness.