Key Benefits and Actions
- Powerful 5-HTP supplement
- Supports healthy sleep, mood, and serotonin levels
- Extended-release delivery for sustained support
Who Needs 5-HTP Extended Release
Your sleep, mood, and appetite all require serotonin to function normally.
5-HTP is the biochemical precursor to serotonin. Supplementing with 5-HTP can support healthy serotonin levels. This promotes restful sleep, feelings of joy, and normal regulation of appetite and cravings.
A slower-releasing form of 5-HTP may be ideal for those looking to support healthy mood or sleep.
5-HTP Extended Release contains 200 mg of L-5-hydroxytryptophan (5-HTP). The extended-release tablets provide sustained 5-HTP support by releasing slowly over a few hours.
5-HTP Extended Release by Seeking Health provides a powerful serving of L-5-hydroxytryptophan (5-HTP). This natural compound is extracted from seeds of the African plant Griffonia simplicifolia. 5-HTP is the biochemical serotonin precursor.
This product provides a stronger serving of 5-HTP (200 mg) in a slower delivery method compared to our 5-HTP capsules (50 mg). The extended-release tablets are designed to release 5-HTP over a few hours. This slower-releasing format may be ideal for those looking to support healthy mood or sleep, who may benefit from more sustained support.
Your body uses 5-HTP to make both serotonin and melatonin. In the brain, serotonin influences mood, sleep, cognition, and appetite. As the primary neurotransmitter in the gastrointestinal (GI) tract, serotonin governs GI motility and the speed of digestion.
Serotonin plays essential roles in mood regulation, supporting feelings of joy and calm. As a precursor to melatonin, it is central to your body’s sleep-wake cycle. It also supports the appetite center of your brain. Here, it is responsible for feelings of satiety and satisfaction. Healthy serotonin levels may also support normal regulation of appetite and cravings.
Serotonin synthesis is dependent on the availability of 5-HTP. However, 5-HTP is not abundant in a typical diet. Instead, your body manufactures 5-HTP from the amino acid L-tryptophan.
Both L-tryptophan and 5-HTP are considered serotonin precursors. When working to increase serotonin levels, supplementation with 5-HTP is a good option. This is because tryptophan is readily diverted to other functions in the body, such as niacin and protein production.
Tryptophan deficiency may be quite common. It is the least abundant amino acid in the human diet. Its absorption can be easily impaired from poor digestion. In addition, tryptophan-containing foods do not significantly increase 5-HTP levels.
You can support healthy serotonin levels by supplementing directly with 5-HTP. Unlike tryptophan, 5-HTP is not diverted away to other processes. 5-HTP is well-absorbed by the body. It readily crosses the blood-brain barrier without the requirement of transport carriers.
5-HTP supports normal:
- Serotonin levels
- Melatonin levels
- Feelings of joy and calm
- Appetite and satiation
- Regulation of appetite and cravings
- Circadian rhythms
- Cognition and memory
- GI motility
5-HTP Extended Release by Seeking Health provides powerful support in a slow-release delivery method. For a gentler serving of 5-HTP designed to release quickly, try our 5-HTP capsules. Supporting healthy serotonin and melatonin levels has never been easier!
|Each Serving Contains||Amount per Serving||% of Daily Value|
|Calories from fat||27|
|Total Fat||3.0 g||5%|
|Saturated Fat||0.6 g||3%|
|Vitamin A||150-600 IU||3 - 12%|
|Vitamin D||1-12 IU||0.25 - 3%|
|Vitamin E (d-alpha tocopherol)||45 IU||150%|
|EPA (Eicosapentaenoic Acid)||240 mg||9%|
|DHA (Docosahexaenoic Acid)||360 mg||14%|
|Other Omega-3s||150 mg||5%|
|* Percent of Daily Value Not Established|
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