What is 5-HTP?

5-Hydroxytryptophan (5-HTP) is an intermediate in the
natural synthesis of the essential amino acid, tryptophan,
to serotonin. Clinical studies suggest that 5-HTP supports
healthy serotonin levels. In the body, 5-HTP converts
to serotonin with the enzymatic removal of a carboxyl
group (COOH). Serotonin is an important neurotransmitter
involved in the regulation of endocrine and brain
activity responsible for emotion, appetite and sleep/wake
Uses For 5-HTP
Emotional Well-Being: Two open trials and a double blind
comparative investigation indicate that 5-HTP provides
promising support for emotional well-being. Additional
studies indicate similar potential for support.*
Appetite And Weight Management Support: 5-HTP has
been shown to help moderate appetite and food cravings
in study participants.*
Cranial Vessel Comfort: In several trials, including one
that involved over 100 subjects, 5-HTP has demonstrated
the ability to promote healthy cranial vessel comfort
and function.