5-HTP is used by the body to make serotonin, an important neuro-transmitter for normal nerve and brain function and a
healthy mood balance.
The transmission of signals through different regions of the brain is via chemical messengers called neurotransmitters, such as serotonin. For many people, poor diet combined with the stress of everyday life has resulted in serotonin deficiencies. 5-HTP can help re-establish normal serotonin levels in the brain because it acts as a precursor to serotonin production in the body.
Take 1 or 2 capsules three times daily with meals. To minimize the risk of gastrointestinal side effects, start dosing at 50 mg three times per day. Slowly increase to an effective dose over a period of two weeks. Use for a minimum of one week to see benefi cial effects. For use beyond one year, consult a health care practitioner.