5-HTP (5-Hydroxytryptophan) is a compound produced in the body from the amino acid tryptophan. It is a precursor to the neurotransmitter serotonin and the hormone melatonin.
There is a massive amount of evidence that suggests that low serotonin levels are a common consequence of modern living.
The lifestyle and dietary practices of many people living in this stress-filled era results in lowered levels of serotonin within the brain. As a result, many people are overweight, crave sugar and other carbohydrates, experience bouts of depression, get frequent headaches, and have vague muscle aches and pain. All of these maladies are correctable by raising brain serotonin levels.
Signs of 5-HTP Deficiency
- Carbohydrate craving
- Sleep apnea
- Migraine headaches
- Tension headaches
- Chronic daily headaches
- Premenstrual syndrome
Although 5-HTP may be relatively new to the United States health food industry, it has been available through pharmacies for several years and has been intensely researched for the past three decades.
We carry 5-HTP by itself or in combination with other nutrients that help support brain function.
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5-HTP 100 mg | Metabolic Maintenance - HTP plays a role in mood, sleep, anxiety, and pain sensation.*
5-HTP 100 mg 180 vcaps | Pure Encapsulations - Supplementation with 5-HTP encourages brain serotonin levels that can lead to positive effects on emotional well-being, appetite control, and wake/sleep cycles.*(hide)
5-HTP 100 mg 60 vcaps | Pure Encapsulations - 5-Hydroxytryptophan (5-HTP) is an intermediate in the natural synthesis of the essential amino acid, tryptophan, to serotonin. Better sleep Better Mood.*(hide)
5-HTP 50 mg | BioGenesis - HTP is the immediate nutritional precursor to serotonin. Supplementation may enhance serotonin, melatonin, and endorphin levels.*(hide)
5-HTP 50 mg 180 vcaps | Pure Encapsulations - 5-Hydroxytryptophan (5-HTP) is an intermediate in the natural synthesis of the essential amino acid, tryptophan, to serotonin.*(hide)
5-HTP 50 mg | Metabolic Maintenance - 5-HTP is a metabolite of tryptophan and precursor of serotonin and melatonin, it helps with mood, sleep, anxiety, and pain sensation.*(hide)
5-HTP 50 mg 60 vcaps | Pure Encapsulations - 5-Hydroxytryptophan (5-HTP) is an intermediate in the natural synthesis of the essential amino acid, tryptophan, to serotonin.*(hide)
Consultation with Dr. Forrest - Dr. Forrest, MA, MH, DC, is a licensed chiropractor in California. His is available for in-office visits and informational/educational phone/Skype consultations including Zyto Biometric Body Scans. You are welcome to draw on his over 33 years of clinical experience in functional medicine.*(hide)
L-Tryptophan 500 mg 60 vcaps | Metabolic Maintenance - Tryptophan assists with normal sleep patterns, mood and appetite*
L-Tryptophan Chewable Green Apple 60 tabs | Lidtke - Delicious Green Apple Flavor. L-Tryptophan is a natural building block of serotonin, the neurotransmitter that plays an important role in appetite, mood, normal sleep patterns, and nervous-system health*(hide)
Serene | NeuroScience - Serotonin is associated with regulating mood and sleep2.*
SeroTrex Dissolvable 60t (Fruit Punch Flavor) | Neuroscience - HTP is a precursor to serotonin*
TravaCor 120 caps | NeuroScience - 5-HTP is a precursor to serotonin.*
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