5-HTP Capsules by Seeking Health provide natural L-5-hydroxytryptophan (5-HTP) extracted from the seeds of the Griffonia plant. 5-HTP is not found in significant amounts in a typical diet. The human body manufactures 5-HTP from L-tryptophan, a natural amino acid found in our diets. However, eating food that contains L-tryptophan does not significantly increase 5-HTP levels, because L-tryptophan may be diverted to other functions, such as niacin production. 5-HTP is a precursor to brain neurotransmitters which are important for emotional well-being. Neurotransmitter levels in the brain are highly dependent on the availability of 5-HTP within the central nervous system. 5-HTP can cross the blood-brain barrier without the requirement of a transport carrier.*
Neurotransmitters control major body functions including movement, emotional response, and the physical ability to experience pleasure and pain. These functions also include the appetite center of the brain. 5-HTP may help support a healthy appetite and healthy sleep. Adequate neurotransmitter levels play a significant role in melatonin production, the hormone responsible for regulating biological rhythms, such as sleep.*
This capsule version of our popular 5-HTP products provides a modest dose of 5-HTP - 50 mg per capsule. For a higher dose product with a slower release format, consider our 5-HTP Extended Release.
Suitable for Vegans and Vegetarians
Milk, Egg, Fish, Shellfish, Tree Nuts, Peanuts, Wheat, GMO, Gluten, Artificial Colors
Take 1 capsule with or without food or as directed by your healthcare professional.
Children and pregnant or lactating women should consult their healthcare professional prior to use. Do not use if tamper seal is damaged. If taking SSRI's or MAO inhibitors, do not take without approval from your physician.