5-HTP (5-hydroxytryptophan) is a metabolite (a substance produced by metabolism) of the amino acid tryptophan. You may know tryptophan as the substance in turkey that makes you feel like taking a nap after Thanksgiving dinner. 5-HTP is a direct precursor of the important inhibitory neurotransmitter serotonin, which is secreted in response to mood or emotion swings. Serotonin soothes and calms and brings about feelings of contentment. It is also the precursor to the antioxidant and sleep enhancer called melatonin, which is produced in the pineal gland by the conversion of serotonin.
- Natural Source
- Supports Positive Mood*
- Vegetarian Formula
As a dietary supplement, take 1 Vcap® daily, preferably on an empty stomach at bedtime. Consider taking this product in combination with NOW® Valerian Root, Relora® and Pantothenic Acid
SERVING SIZE : 1 Capsule
Amount Per Serving % Daily Value*
5-HTP (5-hydroxytryptophan) (Griffonia simplicifolia) (Seed) 50 mg*
* Percent Daily Values are based on 2,000 calorie diet.
† Daily Value not established.
Other Ingredients:Rice flour and Cellulose (capsule).
Contains no: sugar, salt, yeast, wheat, gluten, corn, soy, milk, egg, shellfish or preservatives. Vegetarian/Vegan Product.
Warning: If you are currently taking antidepressant medications please consult a physician prior to use. May cause drowsiness.