L-5-HTP (100 mg)

by Vitabase

  • Converted by body to serotonin
  • May provide relief of mild to moderate depression without prescription drug side effects
  • Relieves some common symptoms of fibromyalgia
  • Can help alleviate insomnia
  • May help some obese individuals
  • Includes Vitamin B6 necessary for metabolizing 5-HTP

5-hydroxytryptophan (5-HTP) is an amino acid made in the body from tryptophan and converted to serotonin, an important brain chemical. Serotonin levels impact sleep, mood, anxiety, aggression, appetite, temperature, sexual behavior and pain sensations.

In theory, boosting serotonin by increasing the intake of 5-HTP could have many positive health benefits.  In fact, many studies have been conducted and show that 5-HTP might be helpful for many conditions including mild depression, insomnia, anxiety and helped suppress the appetite.  However, more research is necessary before specific health beneifts can be determined.

In addition to 5-HTP our formula includes Vitamin C and Vitamin B6. These vitamins are important for optimizing the effects of 5-HTP.

Label Information and Ingredients

Suggested Use: As a dietary supplement, adults take one (1) capsule daily with meals, or as directed by a health care professional. Store in a cool, dry place and away from direct light. See caution statement below.

Supplemental Facts
Serving Size: 1 Capsule(s)

IngredientsPer Serving% DV
Vitamin C (as ascorbic acid)250 mg   417%
Vitamin B-6 (as pyridoxine HCL)25 mg   1250%
Griffonia Bean Extract (Griffonia simplicifolia) (Standardized to 98%(100mg) L-5-hydroxyTryptophan)102 mg   *
* Daily Value Not Established

Notes: Our Standard Griffonia Extract is made under strict European quality standards which are comparable to Over-The-Counter drug standards in the US. It provides optimal levels of naturally occurring L-5-hydroxyTryptophan. Our L-5-HTP is formulated with important nutrients to optimize its effectiveness. Vitamin C and B-6 aid the conversion of tryptophan to serotonin in the body.

Other Ingredients: Gelatin (capsules), (May contain one or more of the following: rice powder, silica and magnesium stearate).

Caution: Not for use by children under 18 years. If pregnant or nursing, consult a physician before using this product. Do not use while operating a motorized vehicle or heavy machinery. Consult a physician before taking this product while using antidepressants or MAO-inhibiting medications. Keep out of reach of children.