5-HTP – Powder, 20g
5-Hydroxytryptophan (5-HTP), also known as oxitriptan, is a naturally occurring amino acid and chemical precursor as well as a metabolic intermediate in the biosynthesis of the neurotransmitter serotonin.
5-HTP is used as a supplement around the world to help treat certain ailments as it is purported to help reduce food cravings, promote a positive mood and support healthy sleep patterns. The psychoactive action of 5-HTP is derived from its increase in production of serotonin in central nervous system tissue.
What is 5-HTP?
5-Hydroxytryptophan (5-HTP) is an amino acid that your body naturally produces. It is a chemical precursor as well as a metabolic intermediate in the biosynthesis of the neurotransmitter serotonin. Your body uses it to produce serotonin, a chemical messenger that sends signals between your nerve cells. Low serotonin levels are associated with depression, anxiety, sleep disorders, weight gain and other health problems, so supplementing 5-HTP has become popular for increasing serotonin levels.
5-HTP Benefits and Uses
Studies have shown that 5-HTP may have the following benefits:
- Promotes a positive mood and outlook
- Promotes feelings of tranquility and wellbeing
- Supports healthy sleep patterns
- Promotes weight loss
Additional Information on 5-HTP
The seeds of the Griffonia simplicifolia, a climbing shrub native to West Africa and Central Africa, are used as an herbal supplement for their 5-HTP content.
Where to Buy 5-HTP
Botany offers high-quality 5-HTP powder in a quantity of 20g. Our 5-HTP has been lab-tested and verified for both product purity and identity.
For Best Results:
- Take 200mg orally up to 2 times daily.
- Sensitive to flavors? Feel free to mix your powder into your favorite food or drink.
- Store in a cool, dry place away from light.
- A 20g jar contains 100 x 200mg servings.
- We recommend using a milligram scale to accurately measure dosages.
One Serving (200mg) Contains:
- 5-HTP 200mg
- Other Ingredients: none.
- No artificial colors, preservatives, or additives.
This product is contraindicated in an individual with a history of hypersensitivity to any of its ingredients.
Consult your physician if pregnant, nursing, have or suspect a medical condition.
Do not use if tamper seal is broken.