Depression and insomnia are two of the most prevalent concerns for which patients will seek medical treatment. 5‑Hydroxytryptophan (5‑HTP) is derived from the seed of Griffonia simplicifolia and is a precursor needed for the synthesis of the neurotransmitter serotonin as well as for the neurohormone melatonin. Serotonin is synthesized in the intestinal tract by the enteric cells as well as in the central nervous system. Orally administered serotonin is not able to cross the blood-brain barrier, and therefore cannot enter the CNS. 5‑HTP, however, is able to cross the blood-brain barrier, where it can then be utilized as a precursor to generate serotonin. Serotonin plays a role in regulating mood, sleep, appetite, sexuality, body temperature, and aggression.
Each non-GMO vegetable capsule contains:
5‑HTP (ʟ‑5‑hydroxytryptophan) 100 mg
All ingredients listed for this product lot number have been validated by a third-party laboratory for identity, potency, and purity.
Adults: Take 1 capsule three times daily or as directed by your health-care practitioner.
Preservatives, artificial flavour or colour, wheat, gluten, soy, salt, dairy, eggs, corn, sugar, or starch.
WARNING: Some individuals experience nausea or gastrointestinal upset and drowsiness when taking 5-HTP. If this occurs, please discuss dosing with your health-care practitioner.
Please consult your health-care practitioner before using this product if you are taking any medications or supplements that have serotonergic activity; these include many antidepressants, St. John’s wort, l-tryptophan, cold medications containing the ingredient dextromethorphan, and some antimigraine medications.
5‐HTP SAP should be used by women who are pregnant only under the guidance of their health- care practitioner