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each vegetable capsule contains:
5-hydroxytryptophan: 100 mg.
other ingredients: hypo-allergenic plant fiber (cellulose), vegetarian capsule (cellulose, water)
Not to be taken by pregnant or lactating women.
Do not use concurrently with SSRI medications or MAO inhibitors.
1–3 capsules per day, in divided doses, before meals.
*5-Hydroxytryptophan (5-HTP) is an intermediate in the natural synthesis of the essential amino acid, tryptophan, to serotonin. The enzyme tryptophan hydroxylase adds a hydroxyl group (OH) to tryptophan, forming the 5-HTP intermediate. In the body, it converts to serotonin with the removal of a carboxyl group (COOH) by a second enzyme. Serotonin is an important neurotransmitter involved in the regulation of endocrine and brain activity responsible for emotion, appetite and sleep/wake cycles. In clinical studies, administration of 5-HTP supported serotonin production. The 5-HTP supplied in this supplement is derived from the Griffonia simplicifolia plant.