5-HTP Powder



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5-HTP (5-Hydroxy L-Tryptophan) is a compound that the body makes from the amino acid tryptophan and is a precursor to the neurotransmitter serotonin.

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5-HTP Powder


5-Hydroxytryptophan (5-HTP) is a naturally occurring amino acid as well as a metabolic intermediate in the biosynthesis of the neurotransmitters serotonin and melatonin from tryptophan. 5-HTP Powder has been used in a range of different applications and is well documented to have positive effects on appetite suppression, sleep quality, reduction of migraines, improvements to anxiety and mood.

More benefits of 5-HTP Powder include:

  • 5-HTP may assist with weight loss by promoting feelings of fullness: In one study, 20 people with diabetes were randomly assigned to receive either 5-HTP powder or a placebo for two weeks. The results showed that those who received 5-HTP consumed approximately 435 fewer calories per day, compared to the placebo group
  • 5-HTP assists with depression by increasing Serotonin Levels: While the exact cause of depression is unknown, researchers believe that a serotonin imbalance may influence your mood in a way that leads to depression. Several small studies have found that 5-HTP reduced symptoms of depression.
  • 5-HTP may promote sleep by increasing melatonin production: 5-HTP produces serotonin, which can be converted into the hormone melatonin, which plays an important role in sleep. One human-based study showed that a combination of 5-HTP and gamma-aminobutyric acid (GABA) significantly reduced the time it took to fall asleep, increased sleep duration and improved sleep quality

Scientific Studies

Suggested Usage

The following dosage has been studied in scientific research, Several studies have used doses of 150-3000 mg daily in up to three divided doses for 2-6 weeks. Doses have also been gradually increased from 150 mg daily for 2 weeks up to 400 mg daily for 4 weeks.

Weight 0.025 kg
Dimensions 17 × 2 × 14 cm

25g, 50g


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