5-Hydroxytryptophan (5-HTP)
an amino acid formed from the amino acid Tryptophan.


5-Hydroxytryptophan is manufactured as a supplement as a means of bypassing the first step in the production of the neurotransmitter Serotonin.

5-HTP alleviates Anxiety.
5-HTP reduces Appetite [adult obese females: 300 mg of 5-HTP 30 minutes prior to eating reduced their appetites and caused early satiety during the meal].

5-HTP alleviates various forms of Depression.

5-HTP is a valuable adjutant therapy for Down's Syndrome.

5-HTP is a valuable adjutant therapy for Epilepsy.

5-HTP alleviates Insomnia.

5-HTP alleviates Panic Disorder.

5-HTP alleviates Obsessive-Compulsive disorders.


References                                         
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Kahn, R. S., et al. L-5-Hydroxytryptophan in the treatment of anxiety disorders. Journal of Affective Disorders. 8:197-200, 1995.

Cangiano, C., et al. Eating behavior and adherence to dietary prescriptions in obese subjects treated with 5-hydroxytryptophan. American Journal of Clinical Nutrition. 56:863-868, 1992.

van Praag, H. M., et al. 5-Hydroxytryptophan in combination with clomipramine in "therapy-resistant" depression. Psychopharmacology. 38:267-269, 1974.

Titus, F., et al. 5-Hydroxytryptophan versus methysergide in the prophylaxis of migraine. Randomized clinical trial. European Neurology. 25:327-329, 1986.

De Benedittis, G., et al. 5-HT precursors in migraine prophylaxis: A double-blind cross-over study with L-5-hydroxytryptophan versus placebo. Clinical Journal of Pain. 3:123-129, 1986

 
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