5-HTP (5-Hydroxytryptophan)
5-HTP (5-Hydroxytryptophan)

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5-HTP (5-Hydroxytryptophan)

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5-HTP has been found to provide a number of health benefits including improved mood, improved sleep, and helps with weight management by reducing carbohydrate cravings. It converts internally into a specialist neurotransmitter known as serotonin. This serotonin passes signals between the cells in your brain and helps to regulate your mood and mental well-being. Read the full product description for more information.


Contents

What is 5-HTP?

5-HTP, or 5-Hydroxytryptophan, is actually a chemical by-product from an amino acid known as L-Trytophan. Put simply, it is a chemically modified version of Tryptophan. 5-HTP has been found to provide a number of benefits to the human body, especially when it comes to their mental health and well-being. Your body uses this compound to create a chemical known as serotonin, which is a vital neurotransmitter, particularly for when it comes to mental health.

How does it work?

Neurotransmitters are basically special chemicals found in and produced by, the brain, which transmit various signals to other parts of your body. Because of this, they have a key role in determining your overall psychological well-being and how you feel in general. Why is this important? Because 5-HTP actually converts internally into a specialist neurotransmitter which we covered earlier, known as serotonin. This serotonin passes signals between the cells in your brain and helps to regulate your mood, and mental well-being.

What are the benefits of 5-HTP?

As you’ve probably gathered by now, the main benefits of 5-HTP are psychologically-based and are based around your mental health and well-being, but even so, let’s now take a more in-depth look at some of the more prominent benefits you can expect when taking this supplement:

Improved mood

One of the main benefits of 5-HTP is the fact that it has been proven to help lift a person’s mood and make them feel better. Because of this, rather than prescription drugs, more and more people suffering with stress, anxiety, and depression, are instead using 5-HTP supplements to help improve their mental health. 5-HTP is converted by the body into serotonin, which is a neurotransmitter responsible for how we feel and function mentally. Put simply, the more serotonin we have, the better we feel.

Improved sleep

Another great benefit of this supplement is the fact that it also helps to promote a healthy night’s sleep. Once the 5-HTP has been converted into serotonin, it then helps us to relax and unwind, which in turn can promote a good night’s sleep. On top of that, serotonin actually helps us to feel sleepy once it gets dark, so again, the more there is, the easier we’ll find it to drift off at night.

Weight management

A particularly surprising benefit associated with 5-HTP, is the fact that it does actually appear to function as a very potent and powerful weight management supplement. In one study, two groups of people were separated and were given the same diet and exercise routines to follow for 12 weeks, with the first six weeks being a normal diet, and the second six weeks being a low calorie diet. One group took a 5-HTP supplement, whilst the other group took a placebo. The study noted that the placebo group’s weight stayed the same, whereas those taking 5-HTP, lost between 2 and 3% of their bodyweight.

Better concentration and mental focus

As 5-HTP is converted into a neurotransmitter within the brain, not only does this enhance mental health and mood, it also helps to boost concentration and mental focus levels in the process.

    How and when should it be taken?

    Health Canada Recommended Dose (capsules): Adults 1 - 2 Capsule(s) 3 - 4 time(s) per day.

    5-HTP VS L-Tryptophan

    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.

    What can you stack it with?

    For a potent and effective nootropical stack that helps boost brain function and mental health, many people will stack 5-HTP with L-Tyrosine, or a natural herbal supplement known as St John’s Wort. These compounds all benefit the brain and a our mental health in different ways, so for anybody dealing with mental health disorders, these types of stacks are certainly worth considering.

    5-HTP Ingredients

    Ingredients Per Capsule

    Medicinal Ingredients (per capsule): L-5-HTP (L-5-Hydroxytryptophan, 5-HTP) .................................................................................... 100 Milligrams
    Non-Medicinal Ingredients: Gelatin, Brown Rice flour.

    Potential 5-HTP side effects

    Before using any new supplement, always take the time to speak with your doctor and let them know what you’re taking. Though rare, some side effects that are possible with 5-HTP include:

    • Dizziness
    • Light headedness
    • Diarrhea
    • EMS
    • Drowsiness
    • Muscle and joint problems
    • Serotonin syndrome

    Known Adverse Reactions: Some people may experience drowsiness. Exercise caution if operating heavy machinery, driving a motor vehicle or involved in activities requiring mental alertness. Some people may experience diarrhea, nausea, vomiting and abdominal pain.
    Contraindications: Do not use if you have scleroderma.

    Warnings

    Caution: Not intended for children, pregnant, or breastfeeding women. Consult a healthcare practitioner prior to use. Consult a healthcare practitioner prior to use if you have health conditions. Store in a cool dry place away from children. Do not use if seal is broken.

    Allergen warnings

    Allergy Statement: This product is made in a facility that handles milk products, gluten, shellfish, soy, peanuts and other tree nuts.

    Disclaimer: The above description does not constitute medical advice and is for informational purposes only and has not been evaluated by Health Canada, CFIA, or FDA. Please consult a properly licensed medical professional before consuming nutritional supplements. This product is not intended to treat, diagnose or cure any disease.

    Returns Policy

    You may return most new, unopened items within 30 days of delivery for a full refund. We'll also pay the return shipping costs if the return is a result of our error (you received an incorrect or defective item, etc.).

    You should expect to receive your refund within four weeks of giving your package to the return shipper, however, in many cases you will receive a refund more quickly. This time period includes the transit time for us to receive your return from the shipper (5 to 10 business days), the time it takes us to process your return once we receive it (3 to 5 business days), and the time it takes your bank to process our refund request (5 to 10 business days).

    If you need to return an item, simply login to your account, view the order using the 'Complete Orders' link under the My Account menu and click the Return Item(s) button. We'll notify you via e-mail of your refund once we've received and processed the returned item.

    Shipping

    We can ship to virtually any address in the world. Note that there are restrictions on some products, and some products cannot be shipped to international destinations.

    When you place an order, we will estimate shipping and delivery dates for you based on the availability of your items and the shipping options you choose. Depending on the shipping provider you choose, shipping date estimates may appear on the shipping quotes page.

    Please also note that the shipping rates for many items we sell are weight-based. The weight of any such item can be found on its detail page. To reflect the policies of the shipping companies we use, all weights will be rounded up to the next full pound.

    Customer Reviews

    Based on 76 reviews
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    Gavin Small
    Helps you sleep

    Seems to help sleep quality.

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    Krystal Niessen

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    Marc Schafers

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    DARREN SMITH
    Jan'22 CanPro 5-HTP capsules excellent quality

    Can recommend the Jan'22 batch of 5-HTP from Canadian Protein. Permits my mind to reach REM for a few cycles even if my blood pressure is still going strong.

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    Chrisoula Kodopulos
    Very effective

    I've been using the 5htp for about 2 weeks now.I feel less stressed, calmer and able to make better decisions , also I feel less hungry- no more stress eating

    Helps to promote healthy mood balance. (1 capsule, 3 times daily)

    Helps to relieve symptoms of fibromyalgia. (1 capsule, 3-4 times daily)

    Helps to reduce the severity and duration of migraine headaches when taken as a prophylactic. (1-2 capsules, 2-3 times daily)

    To be 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. (3 capsules, 3 times daily)

    Used as a sleep aid (1-2 capsules, once daily)

    Duration of Use

    Healthy mood balance: Use for a minimum of 1 week to see beneficial effects. Consult a health care practitioner for use beyond one year.

    Relief of symptoms of fibromyalgia: Use for a minimum of 2 weeks to see beneficial effects. Consult a health care practitioner for use beyond one year.

    Migraine prophylaxis: Use for a minimum of 2 - 3 weeks to see beneficial effects.

    Products providing 200 - 400 mg per day: Consult a health care practitioner for use beyond one year.

    Products providing > 400 mg per day: Consult a health care practitioner for use beyond 6 months.

    Weight management: Consult a health care practitioner for use beyond 12 weeks


    Recommended Dose

    Adults: 1 - 2 Capsule(s) 3 - 4 time(s) per day

    All uses (excluding sleep aid): To minimize the risk of gastrointestinal side effects, start dosing at 50 - 100 mg, 2 - 3 times per day and slowly increase to effective dose over 2 week period

    Sleep aid: Take 30 - 45 minutes before bedtime

    All uses (excluding weight management): Take with food

    Weight management: Take 30 minutes prior to a meal

    Ingredients for Capsules - 90 x 100 mg

    Medicinal Ingredients: L-5-HTP (L-5-Hydroxytryptophan, 5-HTP) .................................................................................... 100 Milligrams Non-Medicinal Ingredients: Gelatin, Brown Rice flour

    Nutrition Facts

    Serving Size g

    Amount Per Serving
    Calories 0 Calories from Fat 0
    % Daily Value*
    Total Fat 0g 22%
    Saturated Fat 0g 22%
    Unsaturated Fat 0g 22%
    Trans Fat g
    Cholesterol 0mg 18%
    Sodium 0mg 2%
    Total Carbohydrate 0 6%
    Dietary Fiber 0g 4%
    Sugars 0g
    Protein 0g

    * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs:

    Calories: 2,000 2,500
    Total Fat Less than 65g 80g
    Saturated Fat Less than 20g 25g
    Cholesterol Less than 300mg 300 mg
    Sodium Less than 2,400mg 2,400mg
    Total Carbohydrate 300g 375g
    Dietary Fiber 25g 30g

    Calories per gram:

    Fat 9 • Carbohydrate 4 • Protein 4

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    Customer Reviews

    Based on 76 reviews
    84%
    (64)
    8%
    (6)
    5%
    (4)
    3%
    (2)
    0%
    (0)
    G
    Gavin Small
    Helps you sleep

    Seems to help sleep quality.

    K
    Krystal Niessen

    5-HTP (5-Hydroxytryptophan)

    M
    Marc Schafers

    5-HTP (5-Hydroxytryptophan)

    D
    DARREN SMITH
    Jan'22 CanPro 5-HTP capsules excellent quality

    Can recommend the Jan'22 batch of 5-HTP from Canadian Protein. Permits my mind to reach REM for a few cycles even if my blood pressure is still going strong.

    C
    Chrisoula Kodopulos
    Very effective

    I've been using the 5htp for about 2 weeks now.I feel less stressed, calmer and able to make better decisions , also I feel less hungry- no more stress eating