5-Hydroxytryptophan (5-HTP) is an amino acid that your body naturally produces. Your body uses it to produce serotonin, a chemical messenger that sends signals between your nerve cells. Low serotonin levels are associated with depression, anxiety, sleep disorders, weight gain and other health problems. Therefore, increasing your body’s production of serotonin may have various benefits.
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5-HTP is likely effective at increasing feelings of fullness, which may help you eat less and lose weight. 5-HTP supplements increase serotonin levels in your body, which may improve symptoms of depression early evidence suggests that 5-HTP may improve symptoms of fibromyalgia, including muscle pain, sleep problems, anxiety and fatigue. 5-HTP may help you have fewer migraines by increasing your serotonin levels. 5-HTP may promote sleep by increasing melatonin production, an important sleep-regulating hormone.
We’ve micronized pure 5-HTP at the clinically effective dose to help promote better sleep via the increased natural production of melatonin, as well as help promote better mood via the increased production of serotonin.
Improves mood, reduces symptoms of depression, reduces fatigue, calms anxiety, promotes melatonin production, aids sleep.