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5-HTP Supplements

5-HTP (5-hydroxytryptophan) supplements are sourced from wild crafted seeds of the plant Griffonia simplicifolia, native to Central and West Africa. 5-HTP is a precursor to serotonin, the neurotransmitter important for healthy sleep-wake cycles and moods.

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5-HTP Info

5-HTP (5-hydroxytryptophan) supplements are sourced from wild crafted seeds of the plant Griffonia simplicifolia - native to Central and West Africa. 5-HTP is a precursor to serotonin, the neurotransmitter important for healthy sleep wake cycles and moods. It may support levels of serotonin in the body.

Many aspects of our health are influenced by serotonin, including our digestive tract, sleep-wake cycle, appetite, sex drive, mood, and many other areas, which are being researched.

5-HTP may be beneficial to many but does come with precautions. As well as discussing whether 5-HTP is right for you with a health practitioner, we encourage low doses to begin with (50mg). Find out more in our blog.

5-HTP Benefits

Clinical studies comparing 5-HTP with prescription drugs have shown identical results using the standard depression scale with human study groups. Other studies have demonstrated the benefits of 5-HTP supplementation in cases of anxiety, panic disorder, sleep difficulties, and weight management problems. Some cases of tinnitus may also benefit.

5-HTP Side Effects

Temporary digestive upsets can occur if 5-HTP is not taken with food.

Vivid dreams or nightmares can happen while the body adjusts to higher serotonin levels initially.

Contraindicated for children, pregnant or breastfeeding mothers and those with cardiovascular, kidney or liver disease.

People taking medication for Parkinson’s disease, on SSRI drugs (e.g. Prozac) or any of the group of MAOI antidepressants should not supplement 5-HTP as well. Check with your doctor if you’re not sure what class of medication you’re taking.

Product Reviews

  • Good sleep


    This actually does seem to work I get a nice restful sleep



  • Great product


    I used to use a different brand but have recently changed to the Go Healthy and it’s great! It helps me relax and get a better nights rest. Would definitely recommend taking this if you’re struggling to wind down before bed and rolling around all night.



  • Assisted with Stress, Moods and Anxiety


    I have been taking 5HTP for over 2 years now. I started with the 120mg, but found the 160mg works better for me.

    I went though a rough patch in my life where I was feeling stressed, over-worked, strung out and always making bad decisions. I would swing from happy to grumpy in an instant. I also lashed out at others from my mood swings and felt depressed. Y sleeping patterns were all over the place, and I had a very "can't be bothered" attitude.

    After seeking counselling and changing my diet,I started taking 5HTP. I can really notice the changes. If I don't have it, I sink to an all time low, get emotional and very moody again. When I am taking 5HTP I feel energised, refreshed and like a weight has been lifted from me. I do think this does wonders for my moods and attitudes. I feel great not having such a worrisome feeling and Anxiety all the time. Things that wwould really get to me don't bother me anymore. I am no longer so stressed or over-worked.

    I find taking 5HTP before going to bed works best for me. Really helps with sleep, and you wake feeling refreshed and looking forward to the day.



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