5-Hydroxytryptophan (5-HTP) is an intermediate in the natural synthesis of the essential amino acid, tryptophan, to serotonin. 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. Serotonin is an important neurotransmitter involved in the regulation of endocrine and brain activity responsible for emotion, appetite and sleep/wake cycles. In clinical studies, administration of 5-HTP supported serotonin production. The 5-HTP supplied in this supplement is derived from the Griffonia simplicifolia plant.
Promotes Emotional Well Being: 5-HTP encourages the synthesis of serotonin, an important neurotransmitter involved in the regulation of endocrine and brain activity responsible for emotion and appetite.*
Sleep Support: Serotonin is an important neurotransmitter that is involved in regulating sleep/wake cycles*
Appetite Support: 5-HTP has been shown to help moderate appetite and food cravings.*
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