5-hydroxytryptophan (5-HTP) is a compound made in the body from the amino acid, tryptophan. Once in the 5-HTP state, it goes on to form serotonin, the neurotransmitter that helps regulate mood and behaviour, and then is further metabolized into melatonin.
CanPrev’s 5-HTP 100 is sourced from the African plant Griffonia simplicifolia and enhanced with Vitamin B6 and Magnesium which are important cofactors to help the body convert and utilize 5-HTP.
Each capsule contains:
- 5-HTP (5-Hydroxy-L-tryptophan) – 100 mg
- Magnesium (magnesium bisglycinate) – 60 mg
- Vitamin B6 (pyridoxine HCl) – 33.3 mg
Contraindicated in those with scleroderma.
Caution advised during pregnancy and breastfeeding.
User should discontinue use and consult a healthcare practitioner if signs of weakness, oral ulcers, skin changes or abdominal pain accompanied by severe muscle pain occur, or if sleeplessness persists continuously for more than 3 weeks.