Doctor’s Best 5-HTP
5-HTP is short for 5-hydroxy tryptophan and is a derivative of the amino acid tryptophan from which the body manufactures neurotransmitter serotonin in the brain and intestines. The conversion in the brain takes place in the presence of vitamin B6 and vitamin C (which also results in contributing to the normal psychological function), which are also part of Dr’s Best 5-HTP Formula.
The 5-HTP in this product is obtained from the seeds of the African plant Griffonia simplicifolia, which is completely free of synthetic ingredients and has a high degree of Purity.
5 HTP vs. Tryptophan
5 HTP and tryptophan are very similar but very different. Tryptophan is an amino acid that is largely represented in food (e.g. in turkey), but tryptophan has many more functions than 5-HTP. Because of this, it often happens that the body uses tryptophan for something other than serotonin. Eg. When you have a lack of niacin (vitamin B3), The tryptophan can be completely transformed into it.
5 HTP On the other hand has no other functions and its primary function is to convert to Serotonin.
Vitamin C and B6 have the following positive effects:
- Contribute to the release of energy in Metabolism
- contribute to the normal psychological functioning
- contribute to reducing fatigue and exhaustion
Dr’s Best 5-HTP is neurologically active and its effect will be felt at a psychological level, with no stimulating effects (such as coffee).