In the human body 5-HTP (5-hydroxytryptophan) is a precursor to the neurotransmitter serotonin. Serotonin is found in the brain, blood platelets and cells of the gastrointestinal tract. Since serotonin is found in the brain and central nervous system, it has many implications in cognition, mental health and sleep patterns. Supplementation of 5-HTP has shown an ability to increase serotonin levels and consequently support healthy sleep patterns, improve mood and improves outcomes for weight management.
5-HTP is an extract from a natural plant seed from Africa (Griffonia) and not from fermented tryptophan. In studies on sleep deprivation, 5-HTP supplementation exhibited promising results. Early research studies show that supplementing with 5-HTP can increase availability of serotonin, which in turn increases production of melatonin. Raising melatonin concentrations has shown to have positive effects on sleep patterns. In a six-week clinical study, subjects that supplemented with 5-HTP were able to reduce carbohydrate intake, which significantly supported weight management.*
What is the daily suggested use?
Take 1-3 capsules a day, or as directed by your qualified health care provider.
What is the safe age for people to use this product?
This product has been formulated for use by adults ages 18 and older.
Is this product safe for consumption while pregnant or nursing?
If you are pregnant or breastfeeding, taking prescription medications such as antidepressants, or if you have heart disease, consult your physician before using this product.
Disclaimer: If you are pregnant or nursing MRM does recommend informing your doctor of any supplement you take or plan to take.