BIOCLINIC 5-HTP 100MG 60TABS
5-Hydroxytryptophan (5-HTP) is an amino acid that is the middle step between tryptophan and neurotransmitter serotonin. Scientific evidence indicates that low serotonin levels are linked to a number of common conditions, including depression, obesity, headache/migraine and fibromyalgia. 5-HTP boo...Read More
5-HTP may help patients unresponsive to standard antidepressant drugs and some evidence suggests it may be comparable, if not superior, to conventional antidepressants, with fewer side effects. Taking 5-HTP can also aid pain syndromes such as migraine and fibromyalgia. It is thought both conditions reflect a serotonergic defect. Fibromyalgia suffers have experienced improved symptoms including pain severity, morning stiffness, and sleeplessness with 5-HTP supplementation. 5-HTP is known to increase sleep quality, which is critical in those patients suffering from depression or fibromyalgia. In fact, 5-HTP is known to promote and maintain sleep in normal subjects, as well as those experiencing insomnia.
Research has indicated that 5-HTP may aid weight loss. Early animal studies indicated that genetically obese rats had decreased activity of the enzyme that converts tryptophan to 5-HTP and subsequently serotonin, allowing them to over eat. The same mechanism exists in genetically predisposed humans. By providing preformed 5-HTP, this genetic defect is bypassed and more serotonin is manufactured. Human clinical trials have corroborated that 5-HTP is able to reduce caloric intake, promote satiety and induce weight loss without conscious effort by subjects to lose weight.
• Enteric coated to reduce the likelihood of nausea
• Unlike L-tryptophan, 5-HTP readily crosses the blood-brain barrier increasing central nervous system synthesis of serotonin
L-5-Hydroxytryptophan (Griffonia simplicifolia) (seed) 100mg.
Dibasic calcium phosphate dihydrate, purified water, microcrystalline cellulose, enteric coating (purified water, ethylcellulose, medium chain triglycerides, oleic acid, carbohydrate gum [cellulose], glycerin, sodium alginate, stearic acid) and vegetable grade magnesium stearate (lubricant).
Sleep Aid: Take 1 caplet 1–2 times per day with food 30–45 minutes prior to bedtime, or as directed by a healthcare practitioner.