Healthy Origins - Naturally Sourced 5-HTP 100 mg. - 120 Vegetarian Capsules
Healthy Origins Naturally Sourced 5-HTP is a naturally occuring substance extracted from the seeds of the Griffonia simplicifolia plant. This formula is a precursor to serotonin which is a vital neurotransmitter in the body. Serotonin is one of the primary neurotransmitters which supports healthy mood, appetite and sleep. Healthy Origins Naturally Sourced 5-HTP is guaranteed to be free of the “peak x” contaminant.
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.
About Healthy Origins
Healthy Origins was founded in 1996 with a simple but challenging mission statement: "to provide a healthy value from reliable origins." Healthy Origins is a Pittsburgh based manufacturer of nutritional supplements. They provide top quality products from some of the most reputable suppliers in the world. Most of their active ingredients are patented branded ingredients manufactured by reputable suppliers who are leaders in their respective fields.
Their products are developed with their own custom formulations and are manufactured with strict compliance to the FDA mandated cGMP guidelines. Healthy Origins product labels disclose all ingredients used in the formulation. They use no hidden fillers, binders or coatings that could diminish the bioavailability or integrity of their products.