5-Hydroxytryptophan is a metabolite of tryptophan, one of the amino acids the body uses to make the brain chemical serotonin, a powerful neuronutrient that helps control mood as well as sleep disturbances. Derived from the plant Griffonia Simplicifolia, 5-Hydroxytryptophan has been shown to be an effective mood elevator, due to its enhancing effect on brain serotonin levels. Serotonin is a precursor to melatonin, a sleep promoting hormone that is involved in the Circadian (sleep-wake) cycle. Reseach also suggests benefits of 5-HTP in the treatment of behavioural disorders. As both a vasodilator and a powerful neurotransmitter, 5-HTP may help lessen the severity and regularity of migraine attacks and should be used as a preventative measure.
Potential Applications: Anxiety and mood disorders, Sleep disturbances, Migraines, Appetite and weight control.
One 100mg capsule typically provides: 100mg 5HTP, 10mg Vitamin B6, 5mg Zinc, 50µg Biotin, 100µg Folic acid, 30mg Niacin. Does not contain sugar, salt, wheat, gluten, maize/corn, yeast, lactose, dairy products, artificial preservatives, colours or flavourings. Vegetarian and vegan.
Take 1 capsule at the end of the day with a carbohydrate snack.