5-HTP is used for sleep disorders such as insomnia, depression, anxiety, and many other conditions.
5 HTP Benefits
- Supports maintaining a healthy weight.
- Mood support and promotes relaxation.
- Promotes healthy sleep.
- Improves symptoms of depression.
- Improves development, social skills, or language skills.
- It helps reduce anxiety symptoms
5-HTP (5-hydroxytryptophan) is a chemical by-product of the protein building block L-tryptophan. It is also produced commercially from the seeds of an African plant known as Griffonia simplicifolia.
5-HTP works in the brain and central nervous system by increasing the production of the chemical serotonin. Serotonin can affect sleep, appetite, temperature, sexual behavior, and pain sensation.
Researches show 5-HTP plays an important role including depression, insomnia, obesity, and many other conditions.
5-HTP provides 100 mg per 1 capsule. Suggested use in adults is 1 capsule by mouth daily, or as directed by your healthcare practitioner.
5-HTP Side Effects and Toxicity
5-HTP is usually well-tolerated. Side effects may include gastrointestinal symptoms such as nausea, vomiting, gastrointestinal pain, diarrhea, or loss of appetite. Side effects are typically seen at higher doses and doses which are increased quickly.