How Does It Work?
Serotonin (5-hydroxytryptamine or 5-HT) is widely distributed throughout the body and performs many actions. Most of the serotonin in the body is found in the intestines, but a small amount plays an important role in the mid-brain as a neurotransmitter that plays a role in emotions, appetite, and sleep. Serotonin production in the brain can be negatively affected by many factors, including stress and elevated cortisol levels.1
5-HTP is an amino acid and an intermediate metabolite in the conversion of L-tryptophan to serotonin. L tryptophan is also a major precursor in the endogenous production of niacin and melatonin; however, 5-HTP does not play a part in this production. Rather, when it is administered, it is rapidly absorbed in most body tissues, including the brain, where it is converted to serotonin, bypassing the conversion step needed with L-tryptophan.†1,2
Studies have shown that the people given 5-HTP experienced significant mood improvement versus placebo.†3,4 In addition, relatively few adverse effects are associated with its use for mood enhancement.†5
Use of 5-HTP may also improve sleep quality by increasing REM sleep.†1
Integrative Therapeutics' FDA registered drug establishment helps ensure the safety and efficacy of all products. Integrative Therapeutics assays each lot of 5-HTP by HPLC (High Performance Liquid Chromatography) to ensure purity.
L-5-Hydroxytryptophan 50mg *
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•ingredients of animal origin
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Other Ingredients: rice flour and vegetable capsule (modified cellulose).