5-HTP Enhanced Super Formula: L-5 hydroxytryptophan (5-HTP) is a natural precursor to a neurotransmitter called serotonin that helps to generate “feel-good” chemicals in the brain and body. Serotonin is produced by the body through a sequence of chemical processes, starting with the amino acid L-tryptophan. One of the chemicals on the way from L-tryptophan to serotonin transition is 5-HTP.
L-Tryptophan and SAMe: Tryptophan is an important plant-derived amino acid that is required for protein biosynthesis in the body. Since intake, it is metabolically converted into bioactive metabolites, including serotonin. The application of serotonin synthesisers, SAMe and L Tryptophan help to transform between 5-HTP and serotonin, increasing the effectiveness of the 5-HTP Plus formula.
Vitamin B6 as a Co-Factor to Improved Serotonin Synthesis: The high dose of B6 available in our Advanced Sleep Aid formula is the key co-factor required in the conversation of 5-HTP to serotonin. Even a minor B6 deficiency can inhibit the efficacy of 5-HTP, which is why the high dosage in our formula is so important.