What is 5-HTP?
5-HTP, otherwise known as 5-Hydroxytryptophan, is a compound which plays a role in the creation of neurotransmitters. Neurotransmitters are also known as the body's chemical messengers used by the nervous system to transmit specific signals. They are widely involved in the function and integrity of the peripheral and central nervous systems.
Neurotransmitters are involved in the control of blood pressure, heart rate, liver function, sleep, memory, appetite, mood, metabolism, temperature control, hormone regulation, among others.
5-HTP is acquired in food from Tryptophan, an amino acid. This amino acid is one of the building blocks that form protein and is commonly found in soy products, red meat, poultry, fish, eggs, oat bran, sunflower and pumpkin seeds, spirulina, cheese and dark chocolate.
Our 5-HTP tablets
Our 5-HTP is naturally sourced from Griffonia seeds found in the Griffonia simplicifolia, an African plant that grows well in Central and Western Africa, mainly on mountain slopes.
We offer our 5-HTP tablets in two strengths; 50mg and 100mg.
Please note- we advise you to contact your health professional if you are pregnant, breastfeeding or taking any medications, before use of this product. Certain medications may interact with 5-HTP, including those for depression, anxiety and Parkinson's disease, and 5-HTP supplements should not be taken alongside these medications.
We recommend that both the 500 and 1,000 tablet options are more suitable for use by more than one person. This is to ensure that you are receiving full use of the product before its expiry date. For one person's use, we recommend the 120 or 240 tablet options.