HOW IT WORKS
5-Hydroxytryptophan (5-HTP) is a natural compound found in every living cell. It is involved in biochemical reactions throughout the body, especially in the manufacturing of neurotransmitters in the brain. 5-Hydroxytryptophan is converted into serotonin in the body, which may help elevate mood, assist in controlling hunger and promote restful sleep. 5-HTP Power blends three herbs traditionally used as adaptogenics—eleuthero, ashwaganda and suma—with 5-HTP to help the body adjust to changes.. It also contains vitamin B6 and zinc, which support the action of 5-HTP.
WHY 5-HTP POWER?
The ashwagandha root in our 5-HTP Power grows in India where the climate and soils create the perfect environment for this amazing botanical. The Indian ashwagandha crop has grown in popularity over the last decade, opening the door to many potential shortcuts. But our supplier continues to provide clean material that they meticulously test for pesticides, microbes and heavy metals. The result is premium root powder that is ethically sourced, non-GMO, vegan, Kosher and Halal-certified. Because that’s what works best for you…and for us.
THE STORY BEHIND 5-HTP POWER
Nobel Prize winner Frederick Hopkins discovered tryptophan about 100 years ago. Only a few decades old, 5-HTP, or hydrolyzed tryptophan, is often derived from the seeds of Griffonia simplicifolia, an African shrub.
Eleuthero hails from southeastern Russia and northern China. It’s also found in Korea and Japan. Locals refer to eleuthero as devil’s shrub, wild pepper and Russian root. It has been prized for 2,000 years in this region.
Ashwagandha hails from India and has a long history of use—more than 2,500 years—in Ayurvedic Medicine. Its nicknames include Indian ginseng, winter cherry and strength of the stallion, indicating the root’s ability to support stamina and help build the immune system.
Vitamin B6 was discovered by Paul György in 1934 and later isolated by Samuel Lepovsky at UC Berkeley.
Take one capsule with a meal three times daily. The 35 mg of 5-HTP in this product allows flexibility when adjusting serving size.