5-HTP is a naturally-occurring amino acid and the precursor to serotonin, the
neurotransmitter often touted for its role as a “happiness hormone”. Taking 5-HTP is a
simple way to increase brain serotonin.
What is it?
5-HTP affects the brain and the central nervous system by increasing the production of
serotonin. Low levels of Serotonin can affect sleep, appetite, sexual behavior. 5-HTP has
been proven to reduce symptoms of low-mood and depression, improve sleep and aid in
Who can benefit?
5-HTP is commonly used for sleep disorders such as insomnia and is useful to
those experiencing low-level depression, anxiety, migraine and/or some headaches,
fi romyalgia, premenstrual syndrome, attention deficit-hyperactivity disorder (ADHD)
and Parkinson’s disease.