5-HTP (L-5-Hydroxytrptophan) is an intermediate in the natural conversion of the essential amino acid, tryptophan, to serotonin. Clinical studies have shown that 5-HTP increases the amount and availability of serotonin produced by the body. Increased brain serotonin levels may produce positive effects on emotional well-being, appetite regulation, melatonin production and maintaining a healthy sleep cycle.* Source Naturals 5-HTP is naturally derived from the seeds of the African plant Griffonia simplicifolia.
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In some people, nausea, headaches, nasal congestion, or constipation may occur. If these symptoms occur, lower the dose, or spread the dose throughout the day. Discontinue use if any of these symptoms persist for more that three days. If you are pregnant, may become pregnant, or are breastfeeding, taking prescription medications such as antidepressant SSRI's MAO inhibitors or sedatives, or if you have heart disease, consult your physician before using this product.
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