5-Hydroxytryptophan or 5-HTP is a naturally-occurring amino acid, a precursor to the neurotransmitter serotonin & an intermediate in tryptophan metabolism. The body produces 5-HTP from tryptophan, an amino acid found in small amounts in high-protein foods such as chicken, fish, beef and dairy products.
5-HTP is believed to help increase serotonin production in the brain, which may positively influence mood, sleep and appetite. 5-HTP may also help with other health issues related to serotonin deficiency.
1 to 2 capsules per day.