Doctor's Best Best 5-HTP 100 mg. - 180 Vegetarian Capsules
Doctor's Best Best 5-HTP is a naturally occurring metabolite of the amino acid tryptophan. 5-HTP is converted in the brain to serotonin, a neurotransmitter substance found at the junctions (synapses) between neurons. 5-HTP helps maintain mental and emotional well-being and promotes healthy sleep. Best 5-HTP is extracted from the seeds of the Griffonia simplicifolia plant.
- Promotes Healthy Sleep.
- Promotes Calm and Relaxation.
- Powerful Brain Antioxidant.
- This product contains no: milk, egg, wheat, gluten, corn, soy, sugar, sweeteners, starch, salt, or preservatives.
The Benefits of 5-HTP
5-HTP functions as the precursor for serotonin, a monoamine neurotransmitter found in the central nervous system (CNS) and some cells of the digestive tract. In the body, 5-HTP is formed by the addition of a hydroxyl group (–OH) to tryptophan, a reaction catalyzed by the enzyme tryptophan hydroxylase. This enzyme can be hindered by stress and conditions such as vitamin B6 deficiency, which is one reason B6 is included in this formula. Additionally, pyridoxal phosphate (vitamin B6) is necessary for 5-HTP to be converted to serotonin. Vitamin C participates in the conversion of tryptophan to 5-HTP and of tyrosine to norepinephrine, another important neurotransmitter. Synthesis of serotonin in the brain requires an adequate supply of either tryptophan or 5-HTP as precursors in the CNS. The supply of tryptophan available for conversion to 5-HTP depends on a number of factors, including the nutritional status of the individual and the competition between tryptophan and other amino acids for transport across the blood-brain barrier. Whereas tryptophan may be sidetracked into the production of niacin or protein, 5-HTP readily crosses the blood-brain barrier and becomes available for serotonin synthesis. Therefore, supplementation with 5-HTP is a more direct route to serotonin production. In contrast to tryptophan, orally consumed 5-HTP is readily absorbed by the mucosal cells of the gastrointestinal tract, with up to 70% then appearing in the bloodstream. The implications of possibly altering serotonin in this manner are significant: serotonergic neurons (nerve cells stimulated by serotonin) regulate sleep, appetite, nociception (the perception of pain), and aggressive behavior.
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About Doctor's Best
They firmly believe in the integration of science research and traditional wisdom as the way that nutritional and herbal supplements will reach their exciting potential. Founded in 1990 by a pioneering physician committed to science-based alternative health care, Doctor's Best offers only the most important nutritional supplements. Careful research and precise formula development keeps us at the leading edge of quality, effectiveness, and innovation. Containing the finest quality raw materials from around the world, Doctor's Best supplements embody the best that traditional knowledge and current scientific research have to offer in the field of therapeutic nutrition. Countless hours have been spent analyzing scientific literature to provide sound alternatives to the proliferation of questionable supplements in the marketplace.
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