Thorne Research | 5-Hydroxytryptophan 90 vegcaps
5-Hydroxytryptophan (5-HTP) is the intermediate metabolite produced when the body initiates the process of converting the essential amino acid L-tryptophan to serotonin. Serotonin levels in the body are associated with the regulation of sleep, mood, aggression, appetite, temperature, sexual behavior, and pain sensation.
Supplementing with 5-HTP to facilitate serotonin production is preferable to supplementing with L-tryptophan because, unlike L-tryptophan, 5-HTP cannot be shunted into niacin or protein production. Supplementation with 5-HTP bypasses the conversion of L-tryptophan into 5-HTP by the enzyme tryptophan hydroxylase, the rate-limiting step in the synthesis of serotonin and a step that can be inhibited by a number of factors, including stress, insulin resistance, increasing age, and deficiencies of vitamin C, folate, and iron.
5-HTP is well absorbed when taken orally, with about 70 percent ending up in the bloodstream.
Intestinal absorption of 5-HTP does not require the presence of a transport molecule and is not affected by the presence of other amino acids; therefore, it may be taken with meals without reducing its effectiveness. 5-HTP easily crosses the blood-brain barrier and effectively increases central nervous system (CNS) synthesis of serotonin.
5-HTP has been shown to have a beneficial impact on mood, discomfort associated with fatigue, sleep, and carbohydrate craving.* Numerous studies of individuals with negative mood status have shown significant positive response with 50-300 mg of 5-HTP daily.
To further facilitate serotonin production, Thorne Research's 5-HTP formula contains pyridoxal 5'-phosphate, the active form of vitamin B6 and the necessary cofactor for the conversion of 5-HTP to serotonin. 5-HTP is commercially produced by extraction from the seeds of the African plant, Griffonia simplicifolia.
Suggested Use: Take 1-2 capsules three times daily or as recommended by your health-care practitioner.
Serving Size: Two Capsules
Servings Per Container: 45
Two Capsules Contain:
Vitamin B6 (as Pyridoxal 5™-Phosphate) 6.8 mg
5-Hydroxytryptophan 100 mg
Other Ingredients: Microcrystalline Cellulose, Hypromellose (derived from cellulose) capsule, Leucine, Silicon Dioxide.
Tamper Evident: Use only if bottle is sealed.
WARNING: If pregnant, nursing, or trying to conceive, consult your health-care practitioner before using this product. Store tightly sealed in a cool, dry place.
Specific indications for Lyme Disease and associated diseases:
5-HTP (hydroxytryptophan) is the direct precursor to serotonin and melatonin.
Serotonin helps promote normal brain and nerve function. It is the main neurotransmitter that supports mood, sleep, and appetite.
Melatonin is naturally produced in the brain. It has neuroprotective benefits, acts as an antioxidant, protects against neurodegenerative diseases, and can help improve migraine headaches.
5-HTP can relieve numbers symptoms that come with Lyme Disease and its associated diseases, here are some of the really important ones:
- Weight gain
- Pain, especially migraine headaches
Other DetailsThorne Research | 5-Hydroxytryptophan 90 vegcaps
5-HTP (5-Hydroxytryptophan or 5HTP)
Vitamin B-6 (pyridoxal 5' phosphate)
Cellulose, Hypromellose, Leucine, Microcrystalline cellulose, Silicon dioxide.