Tryptophan is an essential amino acid required by the body to make the neurotransmitter serotonin. The body uses tryptophan to make 5-HTP, and then this gets converted into serotonin. Oftentimes this process is not efficient and does not produce adequate serotonin. Therefore, an increased intake of 5-HTP becomes important. Numerous scientific studies show 5-HTP is of benefit in individuals with mood disorders. Our 5-HTP is from the seeds of the Griffonia simplicifolia plant. 5-HTP has many advantages over L-tryptophan: besides being safer to produce and arguably more potent, it can cross the very selective blood-brain barrier more easily than L-tryptophan. Once it passes through the blood brain barrier it is able to help increase levels of serotonin; a neurotransmitter, whose levels are positively associated with mood.
. Provides 100 mg of 5-Hydroxytryptophan.
. Sourced from European standardized Griffonia bean extract.
. Contains synergistic nutrients vitamin C and B6.
. 5-HTP is more efficient at crossing the blood-brain barrier, therefore it is a more effective way to support the synthesis of serotonin in the brain.*
. Serotonin is responsible for regulating appetite, mood and serves as a precursor to melatonin, a hormone involved in regulating the sleep cycle.*
. Serotonin helps support a more balanced emotional state.*
. Studies show 5-HTP is safe and effective for supporting mood, healthy food intake and a better outlook on life.*
*This statement has not been evaluated by The Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to
diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.