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When used with a program of reduced intake of dietary calories and increased physical activity, 5-HTP can help in weight management by reducing carbohydrate cravings.
5-HTP is produced naturally from the amino acid L-Tryptophan, which can also be purchased as a supplement, so which is better? Well, whilst L-Tryptophan can still provide a number of benefits, particularly those regarding a person’s mental health and well-being, as 5-HTP is a direct precursor to serotonin, this means that it is converted much easier, much quicker, and it is much purer, so therefore, the body has less work to do in order to convert 5-HTP into serotonin as Tryptophan is a precursor to 5-HTP.
Recommended Dose: Adults: Take 3 Capsules 3 times per day. Take 30 minutes prior to meal. To minimize the risk of gastrointestinal side effects, start dosing at 100 mg 2 – 3 times per day and slowly increase to effective does over 2 week period.
Duration of Use: Consult a health care practitioner for use beyond 12 weeks.
L-5-HTP (5-Hydroxy-L-tryptophan – Seed) – 100 mg
One of the main benefits of 5-HTP is the fact that when used with a program of reduced intake of dietary calories and increased physical activity (if possible) to help in weight management by reducing carbohydrate cravings.