5-HTP 50mg 60c by Pure Encapsulations
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. The 5-HTP supplied in this supplement is derived from the Griffonia simplicifolia plant.
Pure Encapsulations suggests taking 1-6 5-Hydroxytryptophan (5-HTP) capsules daily, in divided doses, before meals.
Serving Size: 1 capsule
Servings Per Container: 60
Amount Per Serving:
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