Thorne 5 Hydroxytryptophan (HTP) supports serotonin production, sleep, stress, and decrease sugar cravings. Studies have linked a decreased level of serotonin a chemical vital for communication across the brain and a general sense of wellbeing with sadness. Balanced serotonin levels improve your mood, appetite, and sleep cycles. L-tryptophan and 5-Hydroxytryptophan (5-HTP) are both precursors to serotonin. 5-Hydroxytryptophan (5-HTP) is the intermediate metabolite the body produces when it initiates the process of converting the essential amino acid L-tryptophan to serotonin. 5-HTP is well absorbed by the body and easily crosses the blood-brain barrier where it can increase the synthesis of serotonin in the central nervous system, and can be taken with meals without reducing its effectiveness.
Recommended use: Take 1-2 capsules, 3 times daily or as directed by a healthcare professional.