Pure 5-Hydroxytryptophan (5-HTP) is an intermediate in the natural synthesis of the essential amino acid, tryptophan, to serotonin. In clinical studies, administration of 5-HTP increased serotonin levels. The enzyme tryptophan hydroxylase adds a hydroxyl group (OH) to tryptophan, forming the 5-HTP intermediate. In the body, it converts to serotonin with the removal of a carboxyl group (COOH) by a second enzyme. The 5-HTP supplied in this supplement is derived from the Griffonia simplicifolia plant. Serotonin is an important neurotransmitter involved in the regulation of endocrine and brain activity responsible for emotion, appetite and wake/sleep/wake cycles. Supplementation with 5-HTP encourages brain serotonin levels that can lead to positive effects on emotional well-being, appetite control, and sleep/wake/sleep cycles.
Special formulation from plant fiber which enhances serotonin production and increases serotonin levels
A major player in the natural synthesis of the essential amino acid, tryptophan, to serotonin
Assists in the regulation of emotion, appetite and sleep/wake cycles
Contains absolutely no hidden fillers, coatings, artificial colors or other ingredients which would disrupt or diminish the bioavailability of the ingredients
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