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.
Ingredients per capsule: 5-hydroxytryptophan (Griffonia simplicifolia) 50 mg.
Other ingredients: hypo-allergenic plant fiber, vegetable capsule.
Not to be taken by pregnant or lactating women. Do not use with SSRI medications.
Suggested use: As a dietary supplement, take 1-6 capsules daily, in divided doses, before a meal.