Anxiety, Appetite Supressant, Depression, Insomnia, Pain
5-HTP (5-Hydroxytryptophan) has been studied for its role as a metabolic precursor or building block for serotonin (an important neurotransmitter believed to help regulate mood, sleep, and pain sensation), and for its potential role as a weight loss aid and appetite suppressant, fibromyalgia, depression, and chronic headaches, among others. 5-HTP is important for the production of melatonin, which is a natural hormone your body secretes to help maintain your body’s sleep/wake cycle. 5-HTP may support weight loss by decreasing appetite.
If you have a medical condition, are pregnant, nursing, trying to conceive, under the age of 18, and/or taking medications (especially SSRIs, MAOs, or sedatives), consult your physician before using this product. Common side effects include drowsiness, nausea, heartburn, gas, feelings of fullness, and intestinal discomfort. May cause drowsiness. Do not drive, operate machinery, or consume alcohol while taking this product.