5-hydroxytryptophan, or 5-HTP, is used by the body to create a chemical called serotonin. Serotonin is well known to enhance mood and is a target of pharmaceutical antidepressants. Serotonin can also improve sleep and pain by supporting the function of the central nervous system.See All Products
Below we've broken down the main functions of our 5-HTP and the benefits it can provide.
Research shows 5-HTP can improve muscle pain, occasional sleep problems, and fatigue (2).
A number of studies have shown that serotonin imbalance causes poor mood. 5-HTP has been shown to boost serotonin levels leading to more balanced moods (1).
5 HTP may promote weight loss by increasing the feeling of fullness (3).
Serotonin is associated with mood, appetite, digestion, sleep, and memory. Research shows 5-HTP may also reduce fatigue and pain while providing overall well-being.
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3.Coutinho SR, Rehfeld JF, Holst JJ, Kulseng B, Martins C. Impact of weight loss achieved through a multidisciplinary intervention on appetite in patients with severe obesity. Am J Physiol Endocrinol Metab. 2018;315(1):E91-E98.View Source