5-HTP (5-hydroxytryptophan) is a precursor to serotonin and a byproduct of tryptophan. Plants are a rich source of 5-HTP, and Griffonia simplicifolia is often used for the extraction and the commercial production of 5-HTP.
5-HTP supplementation is used to increase levels of serotonin in the body
5-HTP increases serotonin levels in the body, which improves conditions caused by low serotonin levels. Serotonin is a neurotransmitter that plays a role in regulating mood, sleep, memory, and various other processes
5-HTPis used tohelps treat depression.
Itperforms as well as fluvoxamine in terms of antidepressant effects.
5-HTP can decrease the time ittakesto fall asleep, as well as improvements in overall sleep duration and quality.
5-HTPincreases satiety, or the feeling of fullness,
Reduce anxiety and stress
Reduce symptoms of anxiety disorders
Improved Sleep Quality
60 caps (1 cap = 100mg)
For appetite suppressant; 600mg to 900mg daily. (6-9 caps) with meals.
For Anxiety and/or sleep start with a dose of 100 mg daily (1 cap), increasing every few days as tolerated.
Best to take it in 2 or 3 doses throughout the day, If sedating it may all be taken at night.
Or take as directed by your healthcare professional.
Do not exceed recommended dose. Pregnant and nursing mothers, children under the age of 18, and individuals with a known medical condition should consult a physician before using this or any dietary supplement.
A small number of people actually have trouble sleeping from 5-HTP, and should then take it early in the day.
5-HTP should not be taken with SSRI usage such as Prozac, Celexa, Lexapro, Paxel and Zoloft, unless cleared by a doctor.
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