Now Foods 5-HTP 100mg 120 Veg CapsRegular price £23.50
What is Now Foods 5-HTP?
Now Foods 5-HTP, the intermediate metabolite between the amino acid L-tryptophan and serotonin, is extracted from the bean of an African plant (Griffonia simplicifolia). Now Foods 5-HTP (5-hydroxytryptophan) is a metabolite (a substance produced by metabolism) of the amino acid tryptophan.
You may know tryptophan as the substance in turkey that makes you feel like taking a nap after Sunday Roast. Now Foods 5-HTP is a direct precursor of the important inhibitory neurotransmitter serotonin, which is secreted in response to mood or emotion swings. Serotonin soothes and calms and brings about feelings of contentment. It is also the precursor to the antioxidant and sleep enhancer called melatonin, which is produced in the pineal gland by the conversion of serotonin.
How exactly can it help athletes?
5-HTP works in the brain and central nervous system by increasing the production of the chemical serotonin. Serotonin can affect sleep, appetite, temperature, sexual behaviour, and pain sensation.
5-HTP increases the synthesis of serotonin, which can lead to better, deeper sleep. Sleep fulfils a variety of crucial physiological functions, including the regulation of testosterone levels and to rate in which your body repairs
What are the main benefits of 5-HTP
- 5-HTP (5-Hydroxytryptophan) cannot be sourced from the diet
- Can improve sleep for better recovery
- Bioactive formula
- Rapid release capsules
- Take 1 capsule daily, preferably on an empty stomach at bedtime
|Typical Values||Per 1 vegetable cap|
|5-HTP (5-hydroxytryptophan) (from(Griffonia simplicifolia Extract (Seed)||100mg|
Rice flour and hypromellose (cellulose capsule)