5-HTP 100 mg (5-Hydroxytryptophan) - 60vcaps - Genestra
Pure Encapsulations 5-HTP 100 mg (5-Hydroxytryptophan)
- Features plant-derived 5-HTP
- Used as a sleep aid
5-Hydroxytryptophan (5-HTP) is an intermediate in the natural synthesis of serotonin from the essential amino acid tryptophan. The enzyme tryptophan hydroxylase adds a hydroxyl group (OH) to tryptophan, forming the 5-HTP intermediate. In the body, 5-HTP is converted to serotonin with the removal of a carboxyl group (COOH) by a second enzyme. 5-HTP is involved in the regulation of endocrine and brain activity responsible for emotion and sleep/wake cycles. In clinical studies, administration of 5-HTP has been reported to improve rapid eye movement (REM) sleep duration and promote emotional well-being. The 5-HTP supplied in this supplement is derived from the Griffonia simplicifolia plant.
Recommended Use: Helps to promote healthy mood balance. Used as a sleep aid.
Recommended Dose: Adults. Healthy mood balance: Take 1 capsule 3 times daily with meals. Sleep aid: Take 1–2 capsules daily, 30–45 minutes before bedtime. Duration of Use: Healthy mood balance: Use for a minimum of 1 week to see beneficial effects. Consult a healthcare practitioner for use beyond one year.