5-HTP 100 mg Chewable Tablets (Now Foods)
- To be used with a program of reduced intake of dietary calories and increased physical activity to help in weight management by reducing carbohydrate cravings
- Vegetarian / Vegan
- Natural Citrus Flavour
- Sweetened with Xylitol and Sorbitol
5-HTP, the intermediate metabolite between the amino acid L-tryptophan and serotonin, is extracted from the seed of an African plant (Griffonia simplicifolia). 5-HTP readily crosses the blood-brain barrier and increases central nervous system (CNS) synthesis of serotonin. Serotonin can affect sleep, appetite, temperature, sexual behaviour, and pain sensation. Through its effects on mood and cravings for food via seratonin, 5-HTP can help manage weight. This low-glycemic chewable form is safe for those controlling blood sugar.