5-HTP (60)

Pure Encapsulations

Product Form: Capsule
Capsule Contains: 100 mg
Product Size: 60 capsules
Servings per Container: 60
Manufacturer: Pure Encapsulations
Item Number: PEC-001-060

What It Is

5-Hydroxytryptophan (5-HTP) encourages increased serotonin levels in the brain to promote a heightened state of emotional well-being support appetite control appetite control and sleep/wake cycles. It is an intermediate in the natural synthesis of the essential amino acid tryptophan to serotonin. Clinical studies suggest that 5-HTP supports healthy serotonin levels. In the body 5-HTP converts to serotonin with the enzymatic removal of a carboxyl group (COOH). Serotonin is an important neurotransmitter involved in the regulation of endocrine and brain activity responsible for emotion appetite and sleep/wake cycles.*

What It’s For

  • Promotes enhanced serotonin levels*
  • May improve emotional well-being appetite control and sleep/wake cycles*
  • Made with hypoallergenic vegan ingredients


The body naturally produces 5-HTP to make seratonin. Supplementation can further raise seratonin levels, which is important to reducing depression, migraine and other headaches, obesity, fibromyalgia, anxiety, and menopausal symptons.

Dr. Cometa’s Spotlight:

It’s important that Pure Encapsulations tests their products after they’ve been manufactured, to ensure that no contaminants are found before the supplements are made available to consumers.

Suggested Use

Take 1-3 capsules per day, in divided doses, before meals.


5-hydroxytryptophan (Griffonia simplicifolia)................................... 100 mg
(hypo-allergenic plant fiber added to complete capsule volume requirement)


  • Not to be taken by pregnant or lactating women.
  • 5-HTP may cause gastrointestinal upset in sensitive individuals.

Uses for 5-HTP

Emotional Well-Being: Two open trials and a double blind comparative investigation indicate that 5-HTP provides promising support for emotional well-being. Additional studies indicate similar potential for support.*

Appetite And Weight Management Support: 5-HTP has been shown to help moderate appetite and food cravings in study participants.*

Cranial Vessel Comfort: In several trials, including one that involved over 100 subjects, 5-HTP has demonstrated the ability to promote healthy cranial vessel comfort and function.*


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