WHAT REDEFINED VITAMINS® SAYS ABOUT 5-HTP:
5-HTP is an efficacious formula providing 50mg of 5-hydroxytryptophan (5-HTP) per serving to support healthy mood and well-being. 5-HTP is commonly extracted from the plant species Griffonia simplicifolia, as well as being a primary metabolite of the amino acid L-tryptophan.
Despite L-tryptophan known for being a natural sedative, 5-HTP doesn't necessarily induce drowsiness, but rather works to support relaxation and calmness. However, 5-HTP (at higher doses) may be useful for supporting sleep quality since some of it will be converted to melatonin.
How 5-HTP Works:
5-HTP belongs to a class of chemicals known as “nootropics.” These are chemicals that alter brain chemistry to produce a desirable psychological and/or physiological effect (such as improved mood and sense of well-being).
Chemically speaking, 5-HTP crosses the blood-brain barrier and is converted into serotonin, which promotes calmness and relaxation. By enhancing serotonin levels in the brain, 5-HTP can help support mood, relaxation, neural tissue, and sleep quality.
Furthermore, there is some data that suggests 5-HTP supplementation supports weight loss by reducing food intake. It is suggested that increased levels of serotonin may help individuals eat less food overall, which in turn impacts body weight.
Below are some of the most relevant research-backed benefits derived from 5-HTP use:
- Supports relaxation, calmness, and mood
- Stimulates deeper sleep
- May support weight loss (in higher doses)
- Supports neural tissue
General recommendations: Take one capsule three times daily on an empty stomach as a dietary supplement, or as directed by your health care practitioner.
60 capsules per bottle
Serving size: 1 capsule
One capsule supplies:
|L-5-Hydroxytryptophan (L-5-HTP)||50 mg||
|** Daily Value not established.|
Other Ingredients: Microcrystalline cellulose, hypromellose, vegetable stearic acid, vegetable magnesium stearate.
If you are pregnant, nursing, or taking medication, consult your healthcare practitioner before use. Keep out of reach of children.
* These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.
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I think this is helping keep me feeling more emotionally stable throughout the day.