5-htp is a natural, isolated nutrient extracted from the Griffonia seed and the building block to your feel-good chemical messenger; serotonin (5-HT). Serotonin plays a vital role in your biochemistry because it helps to regulate mood, At night serotonin is converted into your sleep hormone melatonin to aid sleep.
Our 100mg 5-htp is extracted and isolated from Ghanian Griffonia Simplicifolia seeds. 98% of the tablet is comprised of 5-htp making it the smallest, nutrient-dense tablet available and no unnecessary bulking agents.
- easy to swallow
- 100% natural 5-htp from Griffonia seed
- Anybody looking to increase their serotonin levels
how it works;
5-HTP is a precursor to the happy hormone called serotonin (5HT). 5HTP goes through a decarboxylase process to be converted to serotonin (5HT). 5HTP can freely cross the blood-brain barrier. It is then freely converted to serotonin.
How/when should I take it?
100mg 5-htp per tablet is a high-quality and high-strength product. It is recommended that you start by taking only 1 tablet with a meal. You can take a maximum of 2 tablets of 5-htp per day.
How is it different from Tryptophan?
Tryptophan is another amino acid which is available in small amounts in protein-rich foods such as pork, chicken and beef. In order to be converted into serotonin, it must be converted into 5-htp in the brain however tryptophan is unable to cannot cross the blood-brain barrier. It requires the help of transporter molecules and it competes poorly against other amino acids for this transportation mechanism.
Are there any contra-indications?
5-htp should not be taken with any anti-depressant medication. Avoid taking 5-htp with Prozac, Zoloft, Paxil, Laxapor, fluoxetine or any form of SSRI.
How long can I take it for?
+200mg of 5-htp per day have been safely taken for up to one year. We recommend taking 5-htp as/when you have an emotional need for the product.
5-htp, natural cellulose, magnesium stearate (vegetable source)
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