Apex Energetics, Biotics
Supplements by Apex Energetics, Biotics Research, Designs for Health, Metagenics, Nutri-West, Thorne Research

Search for Supplements:

Login/History
SUPPLEMENTS
Pet Supplements
ABOUT/POLICIES
DISCLAIMER

View Shopping Cart for Supplements
VIEW CART

Supplement Advisor
CONTACT
HELP
HOME







new supplements FREE SHIPPING on ALL US ORDERSfree shipping on supplements, pet supplement, wellness books (offer only valid while this notice is posted)
Shipped by USPS Priority or First Class Mail
(Nutri-West Prohibits Free Shipping on its supplements)
 
Satisfaction Guaranteed - Serving Customers Since 2003
(Add to Cart button below supplement description)
This website is certified secure for credit card processing


Home  |  Edit My Account  |  Order History  

5-HYDROXYTRYPTOPHAN - Product Image
5-HYDROXYTRYPTOPHAN

5-Hydroxytryptophan by Thorne Research is an intermediate metabolite in the pathway from tryptophan to serotonin. 5-hydroxytryptophan supplementation enhances serotonin levels. Serotonin is involved in the body's control of sleep, mood regulation, and appetite.

5-Hydroxytryptophan (5-HTP) is the intermediate metabolite produced when the body initiates the process of converting the essential amino acid L-tryptophan to serotonin. Serotonin levels in the body are associated with the regulation of sleep, mood, aggression, appetite, temperature, sexual behavior, and pain sensation.*

Supplementing with 5-HTP to facilitate serotonin production is preferable to supplementing with L-tryptophan because, unlike L-tryptophan, 5-HTP cannot be shunted into niacin or protein production.* Supplementation with 5-HTP bypasses the conversion of L-tryptophan into 5-HTP by the enzyme tryptophan hydroxylase, the rate-limiting step in the synthesis of serotonin and a step that can be inhibited by a number of factors, including stress, insulin resistance, increasing age, and deficiencies of vitamin C, folate, and iron.

5-HTP is well absorbed when taken orally, with about 70 percent ending up in the bloodstream.*

Intestinal absorption of 5-HTP does not require the presence of a transport molecule and is not affected by the presence of other amino acids; therefore, it may be taken with meals without reducing its effectiveness.* 5-HTP easily crosses the blood-brain barrier and effectively increases central nervous system (CNS) synthesis of serotonin.*

5-HTP has been shown to have a beneficial impact on mood, discomfort associated with fatigue, sleep, and carbohydrate craving.* Numerous studies of individuals with negative mood status have shown significant positive response with 50-300 mg of 5-HTP daily.*

To further facilitate serotonin production, Thorne Research's 5-HTP formula contains pyridoxal 5'-phosphate, the active form of vitamin B6 and the necessary cofactor for the conversion of 5-HTP to serotonin.* 5-HTP is commercially produced by extraction from the seeds of the African plant, Griffonia simplicifolia.

Dosage:1 to 2 capsules tid

Each Capsule Contains   DV%
     
Vitamin B6 (from 5 mg Pyridoxal 5'-Phosphate)
3.4 mg
*
5-Hydroxytryptophan
50 mg
*
*Daily Value (DV) not established    
SA503/ 90

A woman who is pregnant, or who might become pregnant, should not use 5-hydroxytryptophan. 5-hydroxytryptophan is specifically contraindicated during pregnancy.

SPECIAL NOTE: Should be used with caution with prescription anti-depressants.

Price: $30.65 
Quantity:   



"Dear TotalSupplement.net

I have been a customer for some time now and I just want to thank you for your wonderful service. In all the time I have dealt with your company, I have never had a disappointing experience. I have always received my supplements in an expeditious manner and I've never received an order with any problems.

It is truly a pleasure to do business with you folks. I am a committed customer and do not hesitate to recommend you to anyone who is interested."


F.M.



 

"There are several Total Supplements' products that I rely on to keep me healthy and functioning. I usually try to order them in advance but sometimes forget or have to wait to order. I am and can always be confident that they will arrive very quickly, much quicker than any other product that I order (that aren't even of the same quality). I have been a customer for well over 5 years and have confidence in saying that they will get you your product fast."

P. Patterson