5-Hydroxytryptophan, or 5-HTP, is often used as a supplement to boost serotonin levels. The brain uses serotonin to regulate: mood, appetite, other important functions. Unfortunately, 5-HTP is not found in the foods we eat. Our 5-HTP supplement is made from the seeds of the African plant Griffonia simplicifolia.
Amino acids are included in the building of muscles and cells. There are 20 amino acids of importance to human biochemistry. The 8 of them are called essential amino acids. The individual amino acids are each vital nutrients, which are crucial for the body's growth, regeneration, including wound healing, immune systems and the production of enzymes and hormones. It's important to supplement with amino acids, since the body can not produce them in sufficient quantities.
The amino acids are formed in the plant world and the lower forms of life. We need to get them through our food, since we don't produce them ourselves. They do this by ingesting and breaking down the food proteins. The individual proteins are built up as a complex network of hundreds of amino acids that are connected in basic units called peptides. Two amino acids link to a dipeptide, three to a tripeptide, four to one tetrapeptide, and many amino acids linked to form a polypeptide. Numerous polypeptides together form a protein. Also, our food proteins have this structure of a dense and complicated network consisting of a very large number of amino acids.
However, in order for the organism to be able to utilize the amino acids bound to the protein, it is crucial that they are completely released from each other. A prerequisite for achieving this is that we are able to completely digest the protein we consume so that it completely decomposes to its molecular constituents, i.e. the amino acids. With a few exceptions, only free amino acids can be absorbed and utilized by the organism.
Dosage: 1 to 2 capsules taken at bedtime with 8 ounces of water or as directed by a healthcare professional.
This product is not shipped to Germany.
N.B. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. The supplement must not be used as a substitute for a varied diet. Do not exceed the recommended dose. This product is not intended for pregnant or nursing mothers & children under 18.
Do not take 5-HTP if you’re taking other medications that increase serotonin levels, such as antidepressants like SSRIs and MAO inhibitors. Use caution when taking known medications for Parkinson’s disease.
5-HTP is not recommended for people with Down syndrome, as it has been linked to seizures. Also, do not take 5-HTP less than two weeks before surgery as it may interfere with some drugs commonly used during surgical procedures.
5-HTP may interact with other medications as well. As with any supplement, be sure to check with your doctor before starting something new.
I have now been taking them for almost 30 days and already feel help from them. My mind feels brighter, I don’t wake up at night and I feel in general my everyday life has become easier. So 5-HTP is going to be a regular part of me.
Nanna, Customer 2020