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5-HTP: 5-HTP is the synthesized form of tryptophan, one of a variety of essential amino acids, which make up the foundation and structure of protein in the body and have many important functions. 5-HTP is also available in supplements.

Adequate Amounts Claimed As Beneficial For Conditions: 5-HTP

Adequate amounts of 5-HTP are claimed to be potentially beneficial for:

Adequate Amounts Claimed As Preventative For Conditions: 5-HTP

Adequate amounts of 5-HTP are claimed to be potentially preventative for:

  • Tryptophan deficiency

Toxicity/Overdose Risks For Supplement Or Excessive Intake: 5-HTP

Excessive intake of 5-HTP may involve the following risks:

  • Not recommended for use by people with kidney disease
  • Taking one type of amino acid for extended periods may affect the balance and function of others
  • Possible interactions with other supplements and medications
  • Consult with your healthcare provider before using any supplements, herbal remedies, and alternative therapies

Descriptions of 5-HTP

5-HTP: Precursor of serotonin used as antiepileptic and antidepressant.
Source: Diseases Database

5-HTP: Other Names

Other names for this supplements (5-HTP) include:

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