5-Htp

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What other names is 5-htp known by?

5HTP, 5 HTP, 5 Hydroxy-Tryptophan, 5 Hydroxy-Tryptophane, 5-hydroxytryptophan, 5-Hydroxytryptophane, 5-Hydroxy L-Tryptophan, 5-Hydroxy L-Tryptophane, 5-Hydroxy Tryptophan, 5-Hydroxy Tryptophane, 5-L-Hydroxytryptophan, L-5 HTP, L-5 hydroxytryptophan, L-5 Hydroxytryptophane, Oxitriptan.

What is 5-htp?

5-HTP (5-Hydroxytryptophan) is a chemical by-product of the protein building block L-tryptophan. It is also produced commercially from the seeds of an African plant (Griffonia simplicfolia).

Possibly Effective for...

  • Depression.
  • Fibromyalgia.

Possibly Ineffective for...

  • Treating tension headaches.

Insufficient Evidence to Rate Effectiveness for...

  • Alzheimer's disease, premenstrual syndrome (PMS), premenstrual dysphoric disorder (PMDD), weight loss and obesity, attention deficit-hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), sleep disorders, anxiety, and other conditions.

Natural Medicines Comprehensive Database rates effectiveness based on scientific evidence according to the following scale: Effective, Likely Effective, Possibly Effective, Possibly Ineffective, Likely Ineffective, and Insufficient Evidence to Rate (detailed description of each of the ratings).


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