5-HTP Lozenges provide natural L-5-hydroxytryptophan (5-HTP) extracted from the seeds of the Griffonia plant in a naturally flavored lozenge designed to dissolve slowly in the mouth. 5-HTP is not found in significant amounts in a typical diet. The human body manufactures 5-HTP from L-tryptophan, a natural amino acid found in their diets. However, eating food that contains L-tryptophan does not significantly increase 5-HTP levels, because L-tryptophan may be diverted to other functions, such as niacin production. 5-HTP is a precursor to brain neurotransmitters which are important for emotional well-being. Neurotransmitter levels in the brain are highly dependent on the availability of 5-HTP within the central nervous system. 5-HTP can cross the blood-brain barrier without the requirement of a transport carrier.
May help support healthy emotional well-being and mood
May help support healthy sleep by playing a significant role in melatonin production
May help support a healthy appetite
May help support brain health
Neurotransmitters control major body functions including movement, emotional response, and the physical ability to experience pleasure and pain. These functions also include the appetite center of the brain. 5-HTP may help support a healthy appetite and healthy sleep. Adequate neurotransmitter levels play a significant role in melatonin production, the hormone responsible for regulating biological rhythms, such as sleep.
This lozenge version of their popular 5-HTP products provides a modest dose of 5-HTP - 50 mg per tablet. For the same dosage in an easy-to-swallow vegetarian capsule consider their 5-HTP Capsules. For a higher dose product with a slower release format, consider their 5-HTP Extended Release.