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Healthy Origins Natural 5-HTP - 100 mg - 60 Capsules

Healthy Origins Natural 5-HTP - 100 mg - 60 Capsules

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Healthy Origins Natural 5-HTP Description: 5- Hydroxytrytophan Healthy Origins is a naturally occurring standardized extract of Griffonia simplicifolia containing greater than 99% pure 5-hydroxytryptophan (5-HTP). Extracts of Griffonia simplicfolia have been used traditionally in African medicine to inhibit diarrhea; vomiting and constipation; and as an aphrodisiac. 5-HTP is a precursor of serotonin (5-HT). The divers physiological function of serotonin in the body include actions as a neurotransmitter; a regulator of smooth muscle function in the cardiovascular and gastrointestinal system; and a regulator of platelet function. Serotonin is involved in numerous central nervous system actions such as regulating mood; sleep and appetite. In the gastrointestinal system; serotonin stimulates gastric motility. Serotonin also stimulates platelet aggregation. As a precursor of serotonin; 5-HTP helps to normalize serotonin activity in the body. Considerable research has been conducted regarding the activity of 5-HTP. Some of the clinical studies are summarized below: Mood- Dysregulation of serotonin metabolism in the central nervous system has been shown to affect mood. 5-HTP helps to normalize serotonin levels and; thereby positively affect mood. In a double-blind study using objective assessments of mood; researchers in Zurich reported significant improvements in mood with 5-HTP. Likewise; in a double-blind; multi-center study in Germany; researchers reported significant improvements in both objective and self-assessment indices of mood. Sleep- Many studies have shown that depletion of serotonin in insomnia; which is reversed by administration of 5-HTP. Likewise; Soulairac and Laminet reported that 100mg of 5-HTP resulted in significant improvement for people who complained of trouble sleeping. Furthermore; serotonin is metabolized to the hormone melatonin; which is known to help regulate the sleep cycle; by increasing serotonin levels with 5-HTP; melatonin levels are also increased. Appetite- Food intake is thought to suppress appetite through the production of serotonin from the amino acid trytophan. Because it is an intermediary in the conversion process of trytophan to serotonin; 5-HTP may reduce appetite in a similar manner as food intake; but without the calories. In a recent double-blind; placebo-controlled study; subjects taking 5-HTP lost significant weight compared to control subjects. A reduction in carbohydrate intake and early satiety were seen in the 5-HTP group. Free Of Sugar; salt; yeast; wheat; gluten; corn; barley; fish; shellfish; nuts; tree nuts; milk products; preservatives; artificial flavors and synthetic color. Disclaimer These statements have not been evaluated by the FDA. These products are not intended to diagnose; treat; cure; or prevent any disease.
  • 603573350819
  • 3.75 in * 2 in * 0 in
  • 0.12 lb
  • United States
  • Y


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