|5-HTP - SR|
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Each tablet contains 100 mg of sustained release 5-HTP
The active ingredient in 5-htp is sourced from the seed of the Griffonia simplicifolia, an African shrub, and delivered in a tablet designed to naturally increase the body's level of serotonin quickly and steadily over a 12 hour period. The raw material is rigorously tested and each batch is documented free of 'peak x'. Regular use of 5-htp has been shown to support a positive outlook and normal appetite.
5-htp is a precursor to serotonin. It is produced in the body when the enzyme, tryptophan hydroxylase, acts upon the essential amino acid, tryptophan. The compound is subsequently decarboxylated to serotonin (5-htp), thereby elevating extracellular serum serotonin levels. Supplementing with 5-htp bypasses the somewhat limiting conversion of 5-htp to 5-ht.
Oral 5-htp is well absorbed in the intestine without the need for a transporter. It easily crosses the blood-brain barrier, is not degraded by the enzyme that degrade tryptophan, and is excreted through the kidneys. The twelve-hour controlled-released delivery of 5-htp affords convenient dosing. An immediate release boosts blood levels, while a delayed release steadily maintains levels. The controlled-release formulation also reduces the likelihood of common G.I. side effects.
Directions: Take one tablet, up to two times daily, with a meal or as directed by your health care practitioner. Do not exceed recommended dose.
* Supports healthy biosynthesis of serotonin
* Supports healthy mood and positive outlook
* Supports normal appetite
* Supports restful sleep pattern