5-HTP Supplement

5-hydroxytryptophan is a derivative of the amino acid tryptophan. In addition to its role in forming new proteins, tryptophan can be converted into serotonin, a neurotransmitter. Neurotransmitters are released into a space between nerve cells, known as synapses, when nerves are stimulated.


Health Benefits on 5-HTP Supplement:

5-HTP is commonly used to treat

  • Alzheimer’s disease
  • Anxiety
  • Attention deficit-hyperactivity disorder (ADHD)
  • Depression
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Headache


Nutrients you can get in 5-HTP Supplement:

5-HTP is rich in nutrients and vitamins include Acetyl-l-carnitine, carnitine, carnosine, choline, DMAE, Inositol, Pantothenic acid, Trimethylglycine, Tyrosine, and Vinpocetine.


Dosage on taking 5-HTP Supplement:

  • 100 milligrams (mg) per day


Side Effects on taking high dose of 5-HTP Supplement:

5-HTP overdose can lead to Serotonin Syndrome, which includes headaches, confusion, sweating and shivering, nausea and increased heart rate.



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5-HTP at Jigsaw Health
5-HTP at Advance Health
5-HTP at Our Health Co-op
5-HTP at Advance Physician Formulas