Benefit: Improves Well-Being in Depressed Persons. Improves Sleep Quality. 5-HTP–A Free-radical Scavenger. Adverse Effects of 5-HTP. 5-HTP (5-hydroxytryptophan) is formed by the addition of a hydroxyl group (-OH) to the 5 carbon of the indole ring of tryptophan. Conversion of tryptophan to 5-hydroxytryptophan is catalyzed by the enzyme tryptophan hydroxylase.1 5-HTP functions as the precursor for serotonin, and is converted to serotonin in a pyridoxal phosphate (vitamin B6) dependent reaction catalyzed by the enzyme L-amino acid decarboxylase. Suitable for vegetarians * Science-Based Nutrition * Dietary Supplement * Helps maintain mental and emotional well-being
Adult Use: Take 1 capsule two or three times daily, with or without food.
Special Note: Other Ingredients : Modified cellulose (vegetarian capsule), rice powder, magnesium stearate (vegetable source).
Caution: Not to be used when taking MAO inhibitors, selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs), or other anti-depressant medications. It should also not be used by individuals taking any of the category of medications known as "triptans".
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