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5-HTP

5-HTP is a natural precursor (part of the chemical process that leads to the production) of serotonin and can be taken before bed and other times, as part of an active lifestyle. Discover our expert range of high-quality 5-HTP supplements available in a variety of dosages that you can tailor towards your own needs. Available from both Body&Fit and other leading brands —it’s easy find what you’re looking for and experience how 5-HTP can benefit you.

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Explore our leading range of 5-HTP supplements, from 5-HTP capsules to chewable 5-HTP tablets, in a variety of dosages to match your needs.
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What is 5-HTP?

5-HTP, or 5-Hydroxytryptophan, comes from the amino acid L-tryptophan, which can be converted into serotonin in the body. It’s not possible to get 5-HTP directly through food, although tryptophan is typically obtained from meat, fish and dairy. Supplemental 5-HTP is usually obtained through the Griffonia simplicifolia plant — the main source of 5-HTP supplements.

What are the benefits of 5-HTP?

5-HTP is a natural precursor to serotonin and can be consumed before bed as part of an active lifestyle.

How does 5-HTP work?

Put simply, 5-HTP allows the body to convert the amino acid L-tryptophan into serotonin. For this chemical reaction to occur, the body also needs nutrients like vitamins (particularly B2, B3 & B6), magnesium and zinc. So, if your body is lacking any of these nutrients, then taking 5-HTP supplements alone may not be as effective.

What are pre-workout supplements and when should you take them?

Consume 5-HTP pre-bed as part of an active lifestyle. It’s often thought that around an hour before bed is the best time to take it. When it comes to 5-HTP dosing, it all depends on why you are using 5-HTP supplements, so it’s important to speak to your doctor before you begin using 5-HTP.

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