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From the manufacturer's website:
5-Hydroxytryptophan (5-HTP) is an intermediate in the natural synthesis of the essential amino acid tryptophan to serotonin. Serotonin is an important neurotransmitter involved in the regulation of endocrine and brain activity responsible for emotion, appetite, and sleep/wake cycles.*
Serotonin is a neurotransmitter found primarily in the gastrointestinal tract, platelets and central nervous system. Almost 90% of the human body’s total serotonin is located in the alimentary canal, where it is used to regulate peristalsis. In the central nervous system, neurons use serotonin to regulate various functions including mood, appetite, and sleep. In humans, serotonin levels are affected by diet, specifically carbohydrate intake and the amino acid, tryptophan. Increased intake of tryptophan or its metabolic intermediate, 5-HTP, may increase serotonin levels and help support healthy mood and appetite as well as sleep through its role in serotonin synthesis. Wellness Works 5-HTP extract is made under strict European quality standards, which are comparable to Over-The Counter drug standards in the US. It provides optimal levels of naturally occurring L-5-hydroxytryptophan. Our formula is synergized with important nutrients like vitamin C and B-6, which aid the conversion of tryptophan to serotonin in the body
Warning: Not for use by children under 18 years. If pregnant or nursing, consult a physician before using this product. Do not use while operating a motorized vehicle or heavy machinery. Consult a physician before taking this product while using antidepressants or MAO-inhibiting medications.
*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.
Serving Size: 1 capsule Servings Per Container: 30Ingredients (Amount Per Serving):
- Griffonia Bean Extract 102 mg (Standardized to contain 98% [100 mg] L-5-hydroxyTryptophan)
- Vitamin C (as ascorbic acid) 250 mg
- Vitamin B-6 (as pyridoxine HCl) 25 mg
Other Ingredients: Gelatin and water (capsules), (May contain one or more of the following: rice powder, silica and magnesium stearate).
This product contains NO sugar, salt, dairy, yeast, wheat, gluten, corn, soy, preservatives, artificial colors or flavors.
Recommended use: As a dietary supplement, adults take 1 capsule daily with meals, or as directed by a healthcare professional.