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Healthy Origins - Natural 5-HTP Hydroxytryptophan 50 mg. - 60 Capsules

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    • Code#:63410
    • Manufacturer:Healthy Origins
    • Size/Form:60  Capsules
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    • Servings:60
    • Dosage Size:1  Capsule(s)

    Healthy Origins 5-HTP (5-Hydroxytryptophan) 50mg

    Healthy Origins® 5-HTP is a naturally occuring standardized extract of Griffonia simplicifolia containing greater than 99% pure 5-hydroxytryptophan (5-HTP). Extracts of Griffonia simplicifolia have been used traditionally in Aftican medicine to inhibit diarrhea, vomiting and constipation, and as an aphrodisiac. 5-HTP is a precursor of serotonin (5-HT).

    The diverse physiological funtions of serotonin in the body include actions as a neurotransmitter, a regulator of smooth mscle function in the cardiovascular and gastrointestinal system, and a regulator of platelet function. Serotonin is involved in numerous central nervous system actions such as regulating mood, sleep and appetite. In the gastrointestinal system, serotonin stimulates gastric motility. Serotonin also stimulates platelet aggregation.

    As a precursor of serotonin, 5-HTP helps to normalize serotonin activity in the body. Considerable research has been conducted regarding the activity of 5-HTP. Some of the clinical studies are summarized below:

    MOOD - Dysregulation of serotonin metabolism in the central nervous system has been shown to affect mood. 5-HTP helps to normalize serotonin levels and, thereby positively affect mood. In a double-blind study using objective assessments of mood, researchers in Zurich reported significant improvements in mood with 5-HTP. 1 Likewise, in a double-blind, multi-center study in Germany, researchers reported significant improvements in both objective and self-assessment indices of mood. 2

    SLEEP - Many studies have shown that depletion of serotonin results in insomnia, which is reversed by administration of 5-HTP. Likewise, Soulairac and Lambinet3 reported that 100mg of 5-HTP resulted in significant improvement for people who complained of trouble sleeping. Furthermore, serotonin is metabolized to the hormone melatonin, which is known to help regulate the sleep cycle, by increasing serotonin levels with 5-HTP, melatonin levels are also increased.

    APPETITE - Food intake is thought to suppress appetite through the production of serotonin from the amino acid tryptophan. Because it is an intermediary in the conversion process of tryptophan to serotonin, 5-HTP may reduce appetite in a similar manner as food intake, but without the calories. In a recent double-blind, placebo-controlled study, subjects taking 5-HTP lost significant weight compared to control subjects. A reduction in carbohydrate intake and early satiety were seen in the 5-HTP group.4

    1. Psychopathology 24:53-81, 1991
    2. Arch Psychiar Nervenkr 224:175186, 1977
    3. Ann Med Pychol 135:792-798, 1977
    4. Am J Clin Nutr 56:863-867, 1992

    Suggested Use

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    Take one (1) capsule once or twice daily with a glass of water.

    Ingredients
    Serving Size
    1 Capsule , 60 servings per container

    Other Ingredients
    Gelatin, corn starch, magnesium stearate, colloidal silcon dioxide, purified water.
    Supplement Facts
    Serving Size is 1 Amount Per Serving %DV
    5-HTP 50mg *
    *Daily Value (DV) not established.
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    Manufacturer Info

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    P.O. Box 12615
    Pittsburgh, PA,
    Phone: 1-888-228-6650 Fax: 412-220-8760 Visit website

    About Healthy Origins

    Healthy Origins is a Pittsburgh based manufacturer of nutritional supplements which has been providing leading "specialty supplements" to the Health Food Industry, including the HPF line of products. Their products will be found at most Health Food Stores throughout the United States. The company’s products are developed with their own custom formulations and are manufactured with strict compliance with the U.S. Pharmacopoeia guidelines. The quality control standards exceed those required be any government agency. You are assured of getting the most potent nutritional products available today.

    *The products and the claims made about specific products on or through this site have not been evaluated by LuckyVitamin.com or the United States Food and Drug Administration and are not approved to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent disease. The information provided on this site is for informational purposes only and is not intended as a substitute for advice from your physician or other health care professional or any information contained on or in any product label or packaging. You should not use the information on this site for diagnosis or treatment of any health problem or for prescription of any medication or other treatment. You should consult with a health care professional before starting any diet, exercise or supplementation program, before taking any medication, or if you have or suspect you might have a health problem.

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