5-HTP

5-hydroxytryptophan (5-HTP) is an amino acid, which is directly converted to serotonin. Serotonin is associated with mood, appetite, sleep, memory, learning, and temperature regulation.

Available: 120 Count Capsules

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Product Overview

CHK Nutrition’s 5-hydroxytryptophan (5-HTP) is naturally sourced from the seed of the Griffonia simplicifolia plant.

5-HTP is an amino acid, which is directly converted to serotonin. Serotonin is a neurotransmitter that is essential to brain health. Serotonin is associated with mood, appetite, sleep, memory, learning, and temperature regulation.

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Health Applications

  • 5-HTP supports serotonin production
  • 5-HTP supports a normal feeling of well-being
  • 5-HTP supports normal appetite
  • 5-HTP supports normal sleep
  • 5-HTP supports normal memory and learning

Suggested Dosing

Suggested Dosing:

CHK Nutrition does not have a suggested dosing for 5-HTP.  Take as recommended by your healthcare professional.  Pregnant or nursing women should consult with their healthcare professional before taking 5-HTP.

Side Effects:

Side effects of 5-HTP are general mild and typically only occur in a small percentage of the population.  Side effects may include nausea, heartburn, gas and bloating.

CHK Nutrition offers a brochure for healthcare professionals that discusses side effects management.  In addition, healthcare professionals can call to discuss ways to best manage side effects.

Patients on an SSRI, MAO inhibitor or other antidepressant medication should inform their healthcare professional about the use of any of these medications.  Contact your healthcare professional if any unusual side effects occur.

Ingredient Quality

CHK Nutrition’s 5-HTP is naturally sourced from the seed of the Griffonia simplicifolia plant. We test all our products for impurities and contaminants.

5-HTP Varies in Purity, Quality and Dosing Strengthen

5-HTP found in the marketplace varies greatly in terms of purity, quality and dosing strength. CHK Nutrition stands out by offering premium quality, 98% pure 100 mg 5-HTP.
Our early research, which started in 1995, tried to use 5-HTP available at the time. The 5-HTP came from various sources. Within a few months of research, it was clear that there was a wide variation in patient responses depending on which source was used. We examined purity and found that patients using high quality 5-HTP experienced positive health benefits, while those on lower quality 5-HTP reported little to no supportive effects. Examination of product purity found that companies not listing their purity had a purity range of 5% up to 95%. Typically, companies with purity greater than 95% reported their purity.

Why our product is 98% pure.

The process of extracting 5-HTP from the Griffonia simplicifolia seed makes it impossible to obtain 100% pure 5-HTP. As with any extraction, there is a natural loss that occurs. However, our 5-HTP comes very close to 100% pure. We have decided to adopt a 98% pure labeling to avoid any possible mislabeling. Extracting from a natural ingredient has many factors that can influence purity. In the nutrition industry, there is a little secret about the allowance for margin of error. We are picky and do not accept this margin. Therefore, we refuse to advertise our product as 99% pure because we will never allow our product to fall below what we promise. Therefore, even though our batches report much higher, we choose to advertise 98% pure 5-HTP. This is a percentage that we promise we can meet every time.