5-HTP -200 mg

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Supports healthy serotonin levels to regulate mood, appetite, and sleep/wake cycles.*

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5-HTP -200 mg
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  • High Potency
  • With Glycine, Taurine & Inositol
  • Supports Positive Mood*
  • A Dietary Supplement
  • Vegetarian Formula

How It Works: 5-HTP is the intermediate precursor in the natural synthesis of serotonin, a neurotransmitter that helps to regulate mood, appetite, and sleep/wake cycles.* 5-HTP readily crosses the blood-brain barrier and clinical studies suggest that 5-HTP can support healthy serotonin levels.* Glycine is known to bind to the NMDA receptor, where it exerts inhibitory and neuroprotective effects. In addition, Glycine has been shown to support memory and cognition in scientific studies.* This formula is further enhanced with Taurine and Inositol. Vcaps® is a registered trademark of Capsugel.

Contains no sugar, salt, wheat, gluten, soy, milk, egg, shellfish or preservatives. Vegetarian/Vegan Product.

5-HTP, the intermediate metabolite between the amino acid L-tryptophan and serotonin, is extracted from the bean of an African plant (Griffonia simplicifolia).

5-HTP, also known as 5-hydroxytryptophan, is an amino acid that is the direct precursor for serotonin, a brain neurotransmitter. The production of serotonin starts with tryptophan, which is converted into 5-HTP, and then into serotonin. Serotonin plays an important role in the regulation of mood and is also necessary for the production of melatonin. Melatonin is the main hormone responsible for the management of sleep.

5-HTP is extracted from the bean of the African plant Griffonia simplicifolia, a natural vegetable source. However, 5-HTP is not found in large amounts in the diet, and eating foods that contain tryptophan appears not to significantly increase 5-HTP levels.

This formulation also contains L-Tyrosine, an amino acid precursor of the neurotransmitters dopamine and norepinephrine, both of which are important for the maintenance of a balanced mood. The combination of 5-HTP and L-Tyrosine therefore can work synergistically to beneficially support healthy brain and neurochemistry.*

Take 1 Vcap® 1-4 times daily in divided doses, preferably on an empty stomach, or as directed by your healthcare practitioner. If GI discomfort is experienced, take less or discontinue use.

Warning: If you are currently taking antidepressant medications please consult a physician prior to use. May cause drowsiness.

Cautions and Interactions: 5-HTP should be used with caution in combination with any serotonergic drug or herb. These include dextromethorphan, meperidine, SSRIs, SNRIs, MAOIs, and other antidepressants, as well as St. John's Wort. If you take any of these medications, consult your healthcare practioner prior to using this product. Individuals with a history of cardiac conditions, use only under the direction of your healthcare practitioner. Not recommended for pregnant or lactating women.

5-HTP 200 mg
Serving Size 1 Vcap®
Servings Per Container 60
  Amount Per Serving
Niacin (as Niacinamide)(Vitamin B3) 20 mg
Vitamin B6 (from Pyridoxine HCl) 2 mg
5-HTP (5-hydroxytryptophan)(Griffonia simplicifolia)(Seed) 200 mg
Glycine 100 mg
Taurine 100 mg
Inositol 100 mg

OTHER INGREDIENTS: Cellulose (capsule), ascorbyl palmitate, and silica.

Contains no sugar, salt, wheat, gluten, soy, milk, egg, shellfish, or preservatives.

Vegetarian/Vegan Product.

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†These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.

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