5-Hydroxytryptophan is a precursor of serotonin, which is a neurotransmitter regulating numerous important bodily functions, in particular brain and nerve function.
- 5-Hydroxytryptophan is the immediate amino acid precursor to serotonin.
- Approximately 70% of oral 5-HTP is converted to serotonin, compared with around 3% of L-tryptophan.
- Serotonin may be converted in the body to melatonin, important in regulating the sleep-wake cycle.
Take 1-2 capsules daily or as directed.
Each capsule typically contains: 5-HTP (5-Hydroxytryptophan) 50 mg
Encapsulated with: Silican dioxide, Microcrystalline cellulose, Magnesium stearate
Up to 600mg per day may be taken, although loose stools may result from higher doses. For children, the dosage of 5-HTP should be reduced from the adult dose to 20mg for every 10kg of body weight. Safety has not been established in pregnancy or whilst breastfeeding. Consult with a medical doctor if taking antidepressant medication.