Thorne Research | 5-Hydroxytryptophan 90 vegcaps
5-HTP helps increase serotonin levels to support sleep, stress response, and decrease sugar cravings.
5-hydroxytryptophan (5-HTP) by Thorne Research contains pyridoxal 5'-phosphate, the active form of vitamin B6 which is the necessary cofactor for the conversion of 5-HTP to serotonin.
Supplementation with 5-HTP may be preferable over L-tryptophan , because unlike L-tryptophan, 5-HTP cannot be shunted into other uses in the body such as niacin or protein production.
A few other benefits to 5-HTP is it is well absorbed by the body, and 5-HTP can be taken with meals without reducing its effectiveness.
Benefits of 5-HTP:
- Regulates sleep
- Regulates mood
- Regulates appetite
- Regulates body temperature
- Regulates sexual behavior,
- Regulates pain sensation
Suggested Use: Take 1-2 capsules three times daily or as recommended by your health-care practitioner.
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