Solgar 5-Hydroxytryptophan Complex, 5-HTP, is a metabolite of tryptophan, one of the amino acids the body uses to make the brain chemical serotonin, a powerful neuronutrient that helps control mood as well as sleep disturbances. Derived from the plant Griffonia Simplicifolia, 5-Hydroxytryptophan has been shown to be an effective mood elevator, due to its enhancing effect on brain serotonin levels. Serotonin is a precursor to melatonin, a sleep-promoting hormone that is involved in the Circadian (sleep-wake) cycle. Research also suggests the benefits of 5-HTP in the treatment of behavioural disorders. As both a vasodilator and a powerful neurotransmitter, 5-HTP Complex may help lessen the severity and regularity of migraine attacks and should be used as a preventative measure.
5-HTP is a chemical created from an essential amino acid, which is then converted into serotonin. With our modern lifestyles, it can be hard to switch off after a long day and many of us find it difficult to wind down and get good quality sleep. Erratic eating habits may also contribute to low levels of serotonin. Serotonin is converted to melatonin, which is used by the body to create our sleep-wake cycle. When levels are low we find it hard to relax and drift off to sleep. 5-HTP may support serotonin levels, which combined with Vitamin B6 contributes to the reduction of tiredness and fatigue. Finally the inclusion of valerian, which has also been traditionally used to reduce symptoms of anxiety and promote quality of sleep.
Benefits of Solgar Vitamins 5-Hydroxytryptophan:
- Reduces anxiety and improves mood
- Increase quality of sleep without increasing total sleep time
- L-5-Hydroxytryptophan Complex with added valerian
- Vegan, Vegetarian, Kosher, Halal
- Free from Sugar, Salt, Starch, Gluten, Wheat, Dairy, Soy, Yeast, Preservatives, Sweeteners, Artificial Flavours or Colours.
Directions: As a food supplement, adults to take one to two 5-HTP capsules daily with juice or water, in between meals, or as directed by a healthcare practitioner. Do not exceed directions for use.
WARNING: Not intended for use by pregnant or nursing women. If you are taking any medications or have any medical condition, consult your healthcare practitioner before taking this product. Discontinue use and consult your healthcare practitioner if any undesirable events occur. Do not drive or operate machinery when taking this product. **Long-term intake may lead to mild tingling and numbness.
Each vegetable capsule provides: Magnesium (as oxide, bisglycinate) 50 mg, 5-HTP (L-5-Hydroxytryptophan from Standardised 100 mg Griffonia simplicifolia Seed Extract). Valerian Root Powder Extract (4:1) 100 mg (Valeriana officinalis). Bulking Agent: microcrystalline cellulose. Vegetable Capsule Shell: hydroxypropylmethyl cellulose Vitamin B6 (as pyridoxine HCI, pyridoxal-5-phosphate) 10 mg. Anti-caking Agent: vegetable magnesium stearate.
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