What Is It?
5-Hydroxytryptophan (5-HTP) is an intermediate in the natural synthesis of the essential amino acid, tryptophan, to serotonin.
Uses For 5-HTP
Emotional Well-Being: Two open trials and a double blind comparative investigation indicate that 5-HTP provides promising support for emotional well-being.
Appetite And Weight Management Support: 5-HTP has been shown to help moderate appetite and food cravings in study participants.
Cranial Vessel Comfort: In several trials, including one that involved over 100 subjects, 5-HTP has demonstrated the ability to promote healthy cranial vessel comfort and function.
Are There Any Potential Side Effects Or Precautions?
Not to be taken by pregnant or lactating women.
Are There Any Potential Drug Interactions?
Do not use concurrently with SSRI medications or MAO inhibitors.
Pure Encapsulations recommends 50-300 mg per day, in divided doses, before meals.