- Improves cognitive functions
- Improves mood
- Remedy for sleep disorders
- Reduces stress and anxiety
- Ideal for eating disorders
5-HTP (5-hydroxytryptophan) of Now Foods is a natural amino-acid extracted from Griffonia siplicifolia seed extract and is a precursor of serotonin neurotransmitter.
Serotonin has several important functions in the body. It is responsible for regulating appetite through satiation, it balances the sexual desire, and it controls sleep cycle, body temperature, motor activity and perceptual and cognitive functions. Serotonin is associated to other neurotransmitters such as dopamine and norepinephrine, related to distress, anxiety, fear, aggression and feeding problems.
Serotonin increases melatonin levels in the body, a substance released by the pineal gland responsible for regulating the sleep / wakefulness cycles. Given the importance of 5-HTP as a precursor of serotonin, this supplement is used as a natural remedy for sleep disorders, depression, mood swings, anxiety, stress, migraines and headaches, ingestion excessive food associated with obesity, premenstrual syndrome (PMS), menopausal symptoms, etc.
This supplement is enriched with Glycine, Taurine and Inositol, closely related to the proper functioning of brain neurotransmitters. It's actively involved in the development of the nervous system, and in degenerative and cognitive processes.