According to Michael T. Murray, America’s leading naturopathic doctors, 5-HTP is a natural amino acid which can safely and effectively regulate low serotonin levels, which have been linked to depression, obesity, insomnia, migraines and anxiety.
1 Month Supply (90 capsules, take up to 3 times a day)
Stress, poor nutrition and your lifestyle can sabotage your body’s ability to produce essential hormones such as serotonin.
Low serotonin levels have been found to trigger emotional eating, depression, cravings, sleep problems, as well as anxiety.
5-HTP is 100% natural and has been found to boost the body’s natural serotonin production
Premium quality (avoid cheap low quality extract from overseas)
Manufactured in the UK to GMP standards and ISO9001:2008 quality assurance certification
Do you find yourself craving sweet or savory snacks when times get tough? Do you find yourself tired when you wake up in the morning? Do you find it difficult to resist to cravings in between meals?
If any of these sound familiar you are not alone. Our modern lifestyles, day to day stress, and western diets rich in refined carbohydrates and processed foods can cause havoc on your body’s natural ability to produce important hormones that regulate everything from your mood to your fat storage.
One of these hormones is called serotonin, and low levels have been found to trigger emotional eating, depression, cravings, sleep problems, as well as anxiety.
Our 5-HTP supplement is 100% natural, and made from the seeds of Griffonia simplicifolia, a plant native to Africa. Each easy to swallow capsule provides 100mg of pure 5-HTP in amino acid form.
How does 5-HTP (5-hydroxytryptophan) and Serotonin work?
Serotonin is an important hormone especially when it comes to maintaining a healthy weight as it signals to the brain when it has enough food, and as a result reduces your appetite. It also improves your mood, and raises your energy levels making it easier to stick to diet or exercise routine.
5-HTP (5-hydroxytryptophan) is created by the body from tryptophan which is an essential amino acid which you get from food. This is later converted by the body into 5-HTP, and it is then changed into serotonin which helps regulate mood and behaviour.
Our supplement takes advantage of the Griffonia simplicifolia seed, which has been found to contain the 5-HTP amino acid, that your body needs needs to produce serotonin naturally.
But thats not all… The university of Maryland medical centre states that studies have found that 5-HTP may also have a positive effect on1:
As well as appetite
Find out more about the science behind 5-htp in our clinical studies section.
Get the recommended effective dosage of 5-HTP per serving
In studies, 5-HTP was found to be most effective between 100-300mg/day. As a result, we provide 100mg of 5-HTP per capsule, and enough in the bottle for up to 300mg per day.
Make sure to avoid lower quality supplements which compensate by adding fillers or other ingredients to fill up their capsules and reduce their costs.
Clinical Studies: Key Findings from the 5-HTP studies
According to the latest studies:
Poor diet, stress, and a modern lifestyle can cause the body to produce less serotonin
Low serotonin levels have been found to cause emotional eating, depression, cravings, sleep problems, as well as anxiety2.
5-HTP provides the body with the raw material needed to produce serotonin, helping increase serotonin levels naturally3.
Find out more in our clinical studies section.
Safety information and side effects reported for 5-HTP
Do not take 5-HTP if you are taking a prescription antidepressant without first consulting your doctor.
No significant side effects have been reported for 5-HTP supplementation.
Our supplement is caffeine free, and does not contain any genetically modified ingredients.
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At Better Nutrition Labs we stand behind our mission of providing high quality supplements, featuring premium ingredients and effective formulas.
All our supplements are proudly manufactured in the UK to GMP standards and ISO9001:2008 quality assurance certification.
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Want to learn more about how 5-HTP and Serotonin works?
 Cauffield JS, Forbes HJ. Dietary supplements used in the treatment of depression, anxiety, and sleep disorders. Lippincotts Prim Care Pract. 1999; 3(3):290-304
 Birdsall TC. 5-Hydroxytryptophan: a clinically-effective serotonin precursor. Altern Med Rev. 1998;3:271280.
Nutritional information per serving (1 capsule):
5-HTP Extract 100mg
Magnesium Stearate (Vegetable Source), Microcrystalline Cellulose,
Gelatin capsule. Not Suitable for Vegetarians
Manufactured in the UK to GMP standards and ISO9001:2008 quality assurance certification for Better Nutrition Labs.
Guidelines for best results:
Take 1 capsule 60 minutes before main meals with a full glass of water
Do not exceed recommended dose
For best results take 2-3 capsules a day on an empty stomach
Start with 2 capsules a day, and allow your body time to start working with this supplement.
This product may cause drowsiness. If you are under medical supervision, consult a doctor before using this product.
Allergy Advice: Contains sulfites
Supplements should not be used to replace a balanced diet and lifestyle .
If you are under 18, pregnant, breastfeeding or taking any medications, consult a doctor before use.
Discontinue use and contact your doctor immediately in the event of an adverse reaction.
Not intended for persons under the age of 18.
These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Association. This is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.
Keep out of direct sunlight in a cool dry place out of sight and reach of children
Do not use if inner seal is damaged
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