L-5-HTP

$28.00

L-5-HTP: 5-Hydroxytryptophan (5-HTP) is the intermediate metabolite produced when the body initiates the process of converting the essential amino acid L-tryptophan to serotonin. Serotonin levels in the body are associated with the regulation of sleep, mood, aggression, appetite, temperature, sexual behavior, and pain sensation.*

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Description

VillageGreen Pathway
Vegetarian Supplement – 100 capsules
Each capsule contains: L-5-Hydroxytryptophan – 50mg
Other ingredients: Cellulose, microcrystalline Cellulose, Silica

L-5-HTP: 5-Hydroxytryptophan (5-HTP) is the intermediate metabolite produced when the body initiates the process of converting the essential amino acid L-tryptophan to serotonin. Serotonin levels in the body are associated with the regulation of sleep, mood, aggression, appetite, temperature, sexual behavior, and pain sensation.*

Supplementing with 5-HTP to facilitate serotonin production is preferable to supplementing with L-tryptophan because, unlike L-tryptophan, 5-HTP cannot be shunted into niacin or protein production.* Supplementation with 5-HTP bypasses the conversion of L-tryptophan into 5-HTP by the enzyme tryptophan hydroxylase, the rate-limiting step in the synthesis of serotonin and a step that can be inhibited by a number of factors, including stress, insulin resistance, increasing age, and deficiencies of vitamin C, folate, and iron.

5-HTP is well absorbed when taken orally, with about 70 percent ending up in the bloodstream.*

Intestinal absorption of 5-HTP does not require the presence of a transport molecule and is not affected by the presence of other amino acids; therefore, it may be taken with meals without reducing its effectiveness.* 5-HTP easily crosses the blood-brain barrier and effectively increases central nervous system (CNS) synthesis of serotonin.*

5-HTP has been shown to have a beneficial impact on mood, discomfort associated with fatigue, sleep, and carbohydrate craving.* Numerous studies of individuals with negative mood status have shown significant positive response with 50-300 mg of 5-HTP daily.*
Warning: 5HTP should not be used in combination with certain antidepressants including Selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRI’s) and MAOI’s.

*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.

Reviews

  1. Claudia

    Interesting indeed Karen!All of us have our down days smtmoiee or the other, though like you mentioned, we prefer taking care of things ourselves by either doing things like meditation, yoga, or doing things that distract and keep us away from depression. Sometime it works, while at other times it doesn’t work.Thanks for sharing more about this supplement with all of us, and nice to be over at your blog too. Harleena Singh recently posted..

  2. drkara

    Perfect

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