5-HTP is a product that the body makes from the essential amino acid l-tryptophan. 5-HTP is a precursor for serotonin, so once the body makes 5-HTP it is then converted into serotonin for the body to use. This process cannot be done in the absence of l-tryptophan. Serotonin is a neurotransmitter, which basically means it is involved in sending nerve impulses through all the cells of the body and then eventually to the brain. It is therefore essential in many bodily processes such as regulating mood, and helping aid sleep. 5-HTP is used to help raise mood levels and act as an anti-stress and relaxant, particularly in people who suffer from depression and stress. People who suffer with SAD (seasonal affective disorder) might also find this supplement useful. Pulse Healthcare 5-HTP can also be used to help promote a natural and restful sleep. Serotonin has be identified as playing an important role in aiding regular sleep and people who suffer from insomnia tend to have low levels of this neurotransmitter in their system. Another reported benefit of this supplement is that it can help regulate appetite, and could in turn provide an earlier feeling of satiety (being full) and therefore mean that less calories are consumed, which could result in weight loss.
Griffonia Seed P. E. (98%) L-5-Hydroxytryptophan 102.05 mg providing: 100.00mg, Dicalcium Phosphate (DC) 300mg, Microcrystalline Cellulose 192mg, Silica 8mg, Magnesium Stearate 2mg