5-HTP Plus Formula - 60vcaps - Douglas Laboratories
Douglas Labratories 5-HTP Plus Formula
5-HTP Plus Formula capsules contain 75 mg of natural L-5-hydroxytryptophan (5-HTP) extracted from seeds of the Griffonia simplicifolia plant. 5-HTP helps to promote healthy mood balance.
Serotonin, an important brain neurotransmitter, is key in the regulation of mood. Serotonin is unable to cross the blood-brain barrier and is therefore synthesized in the brain. Tryptophan, an essential amino acid, is a precursor for the synthesis of serotonin. Tryptophan crosses the blood-brain barrier and is converted to L-5-hydroxytryptophan, which in turn is converted into serotonin. As a metabolic amino acid intermediate in the conversion of tryptophan into serotonin, 5-HTP can also serve as a precursor of serotonin. 5-HTP crosses into the brain more readily than tryptophan as it does so without competition for uptake. 5-HTP exerts its beneficiary effects to promote healthy mood balance by increasing serotonin production, which in turn decreases excitatory hormones in the brain including dopamine and noradrenaline.
- Temporarily promotes healthy mood balance
Non-Medicinal Ingredients: Cellulose, hypromellose (capsule), silica. Ingrédients non-médicinaux : Cellulose, hypromellose (capsule), silice.
Suggested Usage: Adults: Take 1 capsule 1-3 times daily with food or as directed by your healthcare practitioner. To minimize the risk of gastrointestinal side effects, start dosing at 1 capsule twice per day and slowly increase to 1 capsule thrice daily. Use for a minimum of 1 week to see beneficial effects. Consult your healthcare practitioner for use beyond 1 year.
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