Nutri 5-HTP is a formulation of 5-Hydroxytryptophan, which is a precursor of serotonin. Serotonin is a neurotransmitter which regulates numerous important bodily functions, in particular brain and nerve function. Approximately 70% of oral 5-HTP is converted to serotonin compared with around 3% of L-tryptophan.
Serotonin may be converted in the body to melatonin, important in regulating the sleep-wake cycle.
5- Nutri 5-HTP is sourced from the plant Griffonia simplicifolia.
Each capsule typically contains:
5-HTP (5-Hydroxytryptophan) 50 mg
Cetyl alcohol, Hydroxypropyl Methylcellulose (capsule), Lecithin, Rice flour, Silicon dioxide, Tricalcium phosphate.
Contains ingredients derived from:
Take 1 capsule twice a day.
£18.85 for 60 capsules
Up to 600mg per day may be taken, although loose stools may result from higher doses.
For children, the dosage of 5-HTP should be reduced from the adult dose to 20mg for every 10kg of body weight.
Safety has not been established in pregnancy or whilst breastfeeding. Consult with a medical doctor if taking antidepressant medication.