Serotonin is a brain chemical (neurotransmitter) that helps to support a feeling of well-being and relaxation. Serotonin helps with good sleep and appetite control.
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.
• Our 5-HTP is extracted from the seed of the African shrub (Griffonia simplicifolia), the best natural source of 5-HTP.
5-HTP is designed to help support:
• Mental and emotional well-being1
• Serotonin synthesis2
1 Shaw KA, Turner J, Del Mar C. Tryptophan and 5‐Hydroxytryptophan for depression. The cochrane library. 2002.
2 Birdsall TC. 5-Hydroxytryptophan: a clinically-effective serotonin precursor. Alternative medicine review: a journal of clinical therapeutic. 1998 Aug;3(4):271-80.