5-HTP (Central Nervous System) 150 Caps
5-HTP (CNS Support)
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5-HTP is for those who have stressful or fast-paced lifestyles, compounded by the grossly inferior Standard American Diet (SAD). These have resulted in widespread neurotransmitter imbalances which may often manifest as altered mood, sleep disturbances, carbohydrate cravings or weight gain, focal or diffuse muscle pain, and headaches.
5-HTP is gluten and dairy free!
Tryptophan assimilated into the body is metabolized to the amino acid 5-Hydroxytryptophan (5-HTP) which is the precursor to the synthesis of 5-hydroxytryptamine, which along with dopamine and norepinephrine, are the three main monoamine neurotransmitters.
Commonly referred to as the “feel good” neurotransmitter, it has been established that higher serotonin levels reduce carbohydrate cravings and hunger levels in general.
In several weight loss studies it was noted that participants with 5-HTP supplementation were afforded weight loss in excess of one pound per week with almost total elimination of the irritability and excess hunger that can plague dieters.
Serotonin levels should be a consideration for those with depression, obesity, carbohydrate sensitivity, fibromyalgia, ADHD, migraine headaches & insomnia.
Neuro-5-HTP Plus™ combines 5-HTP along with 10 mg of B6 phosphate, 50 mg of niacinamide and 50 mg of the neurologically active amino acid L-theanine. These additional ingredients are present to facilitate the conversion of 5-HTP to serotonin with L-theanine increasing alpha waves in the brain and impacting serotonin and/or dopamine neurotransmitters related to memory and learning.
The most commonly reported side effect experienced with 5-HTP is nausea, and this can be avoided by initially using a lesser amount and slowly working up to the dose required.
Supplement Facts Serving Size: 1 Capsule
Amount Per Serving:
L-5-Hydroxy-Tryptophan 50 mg*
*Daily Value not established
Other ingredients: Capsule shell (gelatin and water).
† Specially grown, biologically active vegetable culture containing naturally associated phytochemicals including polyphenolic compounds with SOD and catalase, dehydrated at low temperature to preserve associated enzyme factors.
RECOMMENDATION: One (1) capsule two (2) times a day as a dietary supplement or as otherwise directed by a healthcare professional.
Caution: 5-HTP is not recommended for use during pregnancy or lactation, and should be avoided by patients with cardiovascular disease or those taking certain medications including MAO inhibitors, SSRIs and other serotonergic drugs. Biotics Research Corporation.