5-HTP is a compound which gets converted into serotonin in the brain. Serotonin is one of the principal neurotransmitters involved in happiness and anti-depression.
5-HTP has been used with success to restore serotonin levels in those that may suffer from decreased serotonin levels, such as the depressed and those with high levels of body inflammation (typically seen in metabolic syndrome).
How to take 5-HTP
A typical dose of 5-HTP is in the range of 300-500 mg, taken either once daily or in divided doses. Lower doses may also be effective, although usually when paired with other substances.
For the purpose of reducing food intake, 5-HTP should be taken with a meal as it increases satiety from food intake (rather than reducing appetite/hunger).
5-HTP should not be taken with any neurological drug that has been prescribed for antidepressant or other cognitive purposes unless cleared by a medical doctor. This is most important for SSRI usage, wherein the combination with 5-HTP is potentially lethal.
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Rhodiola Rosea 3% 200mg
5-HTP Extract 8:1 Extract 25mg (Equivalent to 200mg of 5-HTP)
Other Ingredients: HPMC Vegetarian capsule size 0, microcrystalline cellulose, stone ground rice powder, magnesium stearate (veg source).
Allergens: For allergens, see ingredients in bold. Product free from porcine/bovine gelatin. Suitable for those on vegetarian, vegan diets.