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NOW Foods 5-HTP 50mg

90 capsules
NOW Foods 5-HTP 50mg

NOW Foods 5-HTP is manufactured from the best quality griffonia simplicifolia seeds. 5-HTP or 5-Hydroxytryptophan is naturally occurring amino acid in the body that ensures adequate levels of the neurotransmitter serotonin. Serotonin is produced and used in the brain, and healthy levels of this brain chemical gives a feeling of well being and good mood.

Supplement Facts

Serving Size: 1 Capsule
Servings Per Container: 90


Amount Per Serving

% Daily Value

5-HTP (5-hydroxytryptophan) (Griffonia simplicifolia) (seed)

50 mg


† Daily Value not established.

Other Ingredients: Rice flour and gelatin (capsule).

Suggested Use

Take 1 capsule daily, preferable on an empty stomach at bedtime.


If you are currently taking antidepressant medications please consult your Doctor prior to use. May cause drowsiness.

NOW Foods 5-HTP 50mg supports adequate 5-HTP levels in the body, and consequently serotonin levels. Serotonin performs many important bodily functions including appetite control, cardiovascular functions, sleeping patterns, mood regulation, temperature, muscle contraction, memory, endocrine regulation, and sexual behaviour. 5-HTP is very famous supplement for achieving total emotional health. It helps prevent the onset of emotional health problems related to 5-HTP and serotonin deficiencies like depressed mood and agitations. 5-HTP supplements help the body to rejuvenate and refresh by promoting adequate rest and sleeping periods. 5-HTP benefits also include promoting relaxation and calmness, especially during stressful occasions. As a precursor to serotonin, 5-HTP helps in creating a happy feeling and positive outlook. By regulating appetite, this nutrient can be part of an effective weight management program. This 5-HTP supplement may be used by women to neutralise the discomforts of imbalanced hormone levels during pre-menstrual syndrome and menopause. 5-HTP may also help to promote healthier response to pain and reduce the need of taking pain relief drugs with known gastrointestinal side effects. 5-HTP also exhibits antioxidant protection for the brain, blood vessels, heart, eyes, and skin against free radical damage.

The use of 5-HTP supplements began when the FDA banned tryptophan supplements from the market because of its harmful side effects. In 1989, a report was made about thousands of people who developed a rare and incurable blood disorder called Eosinophilic Myalgia Syndrome (EMS). EMS is an uncommon disease that affects the blood, muscles, skin, and organs due to long term use of tryptophan products. 5-HTP is a special form of tryptophan and it is safer in nature as it doesn’t cause EMS. 5-HTP supplements replaced tryptophan supplements for healthy appetite control, mood regulation, cardiovascular functions, memory, muscle contractions, and endocrine regulations. 5-HTP is precursor to serotonin and it works to make sure that there is enough serotonin produced and used by the brain. More 5-HTP means more conversions to serotonin for healthy serotonin levels. Whereas, SSRIs (Selective Serotonin Re-uptake Inhibitors), the prescription drugs for depression work by decreasing the serotonin re-absorption in the nerves so there is more serotonin circulating in the brain. Serotonin deficiencies have been linked to anxiety, insomnia, and depression. NOW Foods 5-HTP is manufactured from 100% organic griffonia simplicifolia seeds, the best source of pure and natural 5-HTP to support emotional health.