5-hydroxytryptophan

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5-hydroxytryptophan

(hī-drok″sē-trip′tŏ-fan″),

5HTP

An amine that is a precursor of serotonin. It is marketed as a dietary supplement for depression, insomnia, and weight loss.

5-hydroxytryptophan,

n See 5-HTP.
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Melatonin and precursor substrates such as serotonin and 5HTP may also have similarly influencing affect on neurochemistry, the causation and/or progression of AIS.
Supplements that can support serotonin production may include: Tryptophan (by prescription only), 5HTP, L-glutamine, Vitamin B6, Vitamin C, DHEA
The next step involves the 5HTP decarboxylation by a nonspecific decarboxylase, resulting in serotonin.
A fairly new weight loss supplement that is gaining tremendous interest is 5HTP (5 Hydroxytryptophan).
Snooz'n consists of 100% natural ingredients, such as melatonin, tryptophan, 5HTP, GABA, Valerian root and other natural products.
Now the question remains: Are the impurities responsible for the rise in EMS, or is the metabolite 5HTP responsible?
A SEROTONE 5HTP is a natural chemical made by the brain in the production of serotonin, which controls mood and sleep.
But now it may be possible to raise your serotonin levels naturally by taking a natural source of its pre-cursor called 5HTP.
Like 5HTP, tyrosine is available over the counter in this country.