5-HTP (5-hydroxytryptophan) is a direct precursor to serotonin and is taken for mood support. It works by increasing the cells output of serotonin. Recent studies have suggested not only is it helpful for depression, but also may be beneficial in helping your body to regulate appetite, sleeping problems, anxiety, and cognitive enhancement.
5-HTP (5-hydroxytryptophan) is a extracted from the seeds of the African Plant, Griffionia simplicifolia. 5-HTP is a metabolite of the amino acid tryptophan. It is a direct precursor of the important inhibitory neurotransmitter serotonin, which is secreted in response to mood or emotion swings. 5-HTP has been favorably compared to tricyclic antidepressants and Prozac for its ability to alleviate depression.
What is Serotonin?
Serotonin is a major player in the regulation of mood and behaviour. It also regulates appetite, the dilation of blood vessels and many other body processes. Serotonin soothes and calms and brings about feelings of contentment. Serotonin regulates mood, behaviour, appetite, dilation of blood vessels and many other body processes. Serotonin is released in response to fullness and regulates appetite. Deficiency of serotonin can lead to overeating and obesity. This also accounts for the fact that when we are under stress our appetite tends to change.
Some people become deficient in serotonin and gain weight because they overeat. Others lose their appetite partly because their brain is reacting to high levels of serotonin released during the stressful time. Serotonin also decreases the diameter of blood vessels. This is helpful in headaches and migraines that are caused by increased blood flow in the brain.
(from Griffonia simplicifolia Extract) (Seed)..........100 mg
Other Ingredients: Xylitol, Cellulose, Sorbitol, Natural Flavors, Stearic Acid (vegetable source), Silica, Citric Acid and Annatto Extract.
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Take 1 chewable tablet daily, preferably on an empty stomach at bedtime.
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