5-HTP Power is a blend of three adaptogenic herbs – eleuthero, ashwaganda and suma – along with 5-HTP to help the body adjust to changes. It also contains vitamin B6 and zinc, which support the action of 5-HTP.
5-HTP (5-hydroxytryptophan) is a natural extract obtained from the seeds of the Griffonia plant, a shrub native to Ghana and the Ivory Coast.
B6 – is essential for the biosynthesis of serotonin and other neurotransmitters, as well as the overall health of the nervous system. Sufficient levels of B6 are also necessary to prevent 5-HTP from being converted in the liver. Conversion of 5-HTP outside the brain results in decreased serotonin synthesis.
Zinc – inhibits the premature conversion of 5-HTP into serotonin outside the brain, which is important since serotonin is unable to cross the blood-brain barrier. Adequate zinc levels are also important, as zinc deficiencies have been linked to behavioral and sleep disturbances and mental and physical stress.
- Supports sleep quality and duration.
- Supports the nervous system and may enhance mood.
- May help decrease feelings of hunger.
Take 1 capsule three times daily with a meal. The 35 mg of 5-HTP in this product allows flexibility when adjusting serving size.
Not recommended for children. Contact your health care provider if taking any prescription drugs. Do not use this product for more than three months without taking a 2-week rest