- A precursor to serotonin
- Supports healthy mood balance and sleep patterns
- Helps alleviate migraines
- Flexible dosing options for varying needs
Helps with mood and sleep disorders
L-5-hydroxytryptophan (5-HTP) is a metabolite of the amino acid tryptophan and a precursor of the brain signaling molecule serotonin. Studies with 5-HTP have found that it may be able to help with a variety of disorders including mood disorders and migraine headaches, as well as generally supporting healthy sleep patterns. It also appears to help regulate the tone of the muscles of the back and neck to alter blood flow and pain fibers.
An important brain messenger
Serotonin is a neurotransmitter with important functions in health. Low levels of serotonin lead to depression, and have also been linked to anxiety, insomnia, aggressiveness, migraines and some obsessive compulsive and eating disorders, as well as possibly fibromyalgia. Serotonin as a supplement is unable to pass through the blood brain barrier. However, its precursor 5-HTP is well absorbed and can penetrate the blood brain barrier where it is converted into serotonin.
An all-natural precursor
5-HTP is an all-natural supplement derived from the seed extract of the plant Griffonia simplifolia. AORâ€™s Tryfonia Max delivers a clinically supported dose of this important metabolite