5-HTP is a natural building block of serotonin, the neurotransmitter that controls appetite, mood, sleep patterns, and nervous system function.* It has been heavily promoted as a weight loss supplement, but perhaps even more important is the role it plays in supporting a happy mood. Certified Peak-X free.
5-HTP is one step closer to serotonin and is more easily converted to natural serotonin in your brain or digestive tract. For this reason, most practitioners recommend only about one-fifth the dose of 5-HTP that they do for L-Tryptophan. Some individuals may have difficulty metabolizing L-Tryptophan properly. Because 5-HTP is one step closer to serotonin, these individuals may need 5-HTP to achieve normal serotonin levels.*