5-hydroxytryptophan, or 5-HTP is a premium amino acid supplement designed to help support emotional well-being. 5-HTP is a building block of serotonin, an important neurotransmitter (brain chemical). It helps to increase serotonin and support a feeling of well-being. Serotonin also promotes good sleep.
- Derived from the seeds of Griffonia simplicifolia (an African woody climbing shrub), the best natural source of 5-HTP
- Helps support mental and emotional well-being
- Helps enhance serotonin production
Serotonin is a brain chemical (neurotransmitter) that helps to support a feeling of well-being and relaxation. Serotonin helps with good sleep.
To create serotonin, your body starts with an amino acid called tryptophan and then converts tryptophan into 5-hydroxytryptophan (5-HTP). 5-HTP is then used to make serotonin.
Many things that can disturb the natural production of serotonin – from what you eat (or don’t eat), how much stress you are under, high blood sugar, low vitamin B6, and low magnesium. Studies show that supplementing with 5-HTP can increase serotonin production.
5-HTP is a premium serotonin building block designed to help support emotional well-being.