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5HTP - Serotonin Precursor 90 Capsules 200mg

5HTP - Serotonin Precursor 90 Capsules 200mg

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5-HTP or "hydroxy L-tryptophane" (5-Hydroxytryptophan)  is a naturally-occurring amino acid and is the precursor and metabolic intermediate in the biosynthesis of the neurotransmitters serotonin and melatonin from tryptophan.


Widely linked to helping with obesity (dieting), PMS, migraines, depression, anxiety, insomnia and addictive behaviour. 5 HTP increases the production of serotonin. Serotonin levels in the nervous system are essential for so many aspects of our daily lives. Serotonin is responsible for feelings of well being, satisfaction and for normal sleep patterns. Obesity, PMS, migraines, depression, anxiety, insomnia and addictive behaviour have all been associated with low levels of serotonin. Serotonin plays an important role in controlling anger, aggression, body temperature, mood, sleep, human sexuality, appetite, and metabolism.

It is thought the hectic modern lifestyle of stress and bad eating habits lowers serotonin levels in the body. It is known that irritability, aggression, impatience, anxiety and worrying cause the body to release serotonin. This Serotonin then needs to be replenished by the body from the food you eat. But Serotonin is not found in large quantities in most diets so the body has to makes it itself from foods which contain L-tryptophan, such as chocolate, oats, bananas, dried dates, milk, yoghurt, cottage cheese, meat, fish, turkey, chicken, sesame, chickpeas, and peanuts. Many people, therefore, crave the foods listed (fats and carbohydrates), especially when stressed, causing weight gain, depression, headaches, and muscle aches.


Some research has been done into 5-HTP and shows it has the potential to help with depression and possibly anxiety, panic disorder, sleep disorders and obesity.



Take one capsule three times a day with food.


5-HTP 20:1 Extract 5mg providing 100mg of 5-HTP. 
Inactive Ingredients: Microcrystalline cellulose, Stone Ground Rice Powder, Magnesium Stearate, Hydroxy Propyl Methyl Cellulose Shell
Suitable for vegetarians and vegans.
WARNING: Do not undertake any self-treatment while you are undergoing a prescribed course of medical treatment. Please seek medical advice first. Not intended for use by persons under the age of 18 years. This should not be taken with antidepressants, weight-control drugs, other serotonin- modifying agents, or substances known to cause liver damage.
Manufactured in the UK to the highest standards (GMP Standards and ISO2000:9001 Quality Assurance)
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