5-HTP 100 mg
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Supports sleep. Hypoallergenic. Gluten and casein free. Capsules are plant based. Ultra Tested®.
5-Hydroxytrytophan (5-HTP) is gentle, natural nutrient used to support sleep. Kirkman’s offers 5-HTP in 100 mg, hypoallergenic vegetarian capsules.
5-HTP is derived from a natural source: the seeds of the African plant, Griffonia simplicifolia and includes added vitamin B-6, which is necessary for 5-HTP to be converted to serotonin. In many studies, 5-HTP has been shown to be more effective in promoting sleep than melatonin. This amino acid derivative has also shown promise for improving mood.
5-HTP is a precursor to a neurotransmitter called serotonin, which is involved in sending messages through the nervous system contributing to a person’s mood and well being. Supplementing with 5-HTP can increase serotonin levels, which in turn minimizes conditions associated with low serotonin levels, which include sleep and mood problems.
Side effects from supplementation with 5-HTP are generally mild and limited to nausea, constipation, gas, drowsiness or a decreased sex drive.
Tags: Amino Acids