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L-5-HTP (L-5-Hydroxytryptophan) 50 mg (100 veggie caps)

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L-5-HTP contains 50 mg of the highest-quality anhydrous l-5-hydroxytryptophan per veggie capsule. L-5-HTP is a precursor to serotonin that elevates serotonin levels in the brain naturally. It offers many advantages over supplementing with l-trytophan, including the fact that smaller amounts of 5-HTP are necessary for therapeutic effects. L-5-HTP supplementation may be effective for pain, insomnia and sleep disorders, depression, anxiety, SAD (Seasonal Affective Disorder), PMS, compulsive behavior, carbohydrate craving, obesity, alcoholism, and migraine headache.

L-5-HTP (L-5-Hydroxytryptophan) 50 mg (100 veggie caps)

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L-5-HTP contains 50 mg of the highest-quality anhydrous l-5-hydroxytryptophan per veggie capsule. The only fillers are cellulose, silica, and magnesium trisilicate.

• L-5-HTP is a natural precursor to serotonin and elevates serotonin levels in the brain naturally.

L-5-HTP supplementation may be effective for pain, insomnia and sleep disorders, depression (especially the agitated, anxious, irritable type), anxiety, SAD (Seasonal Affective Disorder), PMS, compulsive and/or violent behavior, carbohydrate craving, obesity, alcoholism, and migraine headache.

Serotonin is one of three main monoamine neurotransmitters and is made from l-tryptophan. Whereas certain cells outside the brain (such as blood platelets) and some intestinal lining cells make and/or use serotonin, all serotonin used by brain cells must be made within the neurons.

Advantages of using 5-HTP (rather than l-tryptophan) to elevate brain serotonin levels include the fact that 1) 5-HTP is not degraded by the tryptophan pyrrolase enzyme to kynurenine (the major pathway for peripheral degradation of l-tryptophan), 2) 5-HTP easily crosses the blood-brain barrier, 3) 5-HTP is not incorporated into proteins, as is tryptophan, and 4) 5-HTP is not used the synthesis of Vitamin B3.

When compared with tryptophan, 5-HTP more directly increases brain serotonin. Some studies have shown better results using 200–300 mg 5-HTP per day as an antidepressant than other studies using 2000–3000 mg or more of l-tryptophan daily.

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These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.