- Pure 5-HTP powder
- Extract from vegetable ingredients
- Biochemical precursor of serotonin
- 100% RAW, without additives
- Suitable for vegans and vegetarians
What is 5-HTP Powder?
5-HTP Powder by HSNraw is a pure product (raw) that has been only made from an extract that is 15 more concentrated than the Griffonia simplicifolia seeds with an standardized content to a 100% of 5-hydroxytryptophan.
5-hydroxytryptophan is the hydroxylated version of the amino acid tryptophan, a metabolite of the serotonin synthesis, a precursor of this neurotransmitter that is involved in countless biological functions.
Why take 5-HTP powder?
5-HTP is the most efficient way of taking L-tryptophan in order to increase the serotonin concentrations in the central nervous system. This is due to the fact that it does not need a transport system to cross the blood barrier that surrounds the brain, which means that it can perform its tasks more easily (Birdall, 1998).
That is the reason why 5-HTP has been studied as a nutrient that can help us improve our mood and focus, relieve the stress and anxiety, improve the quality of sleep, apart from dealing with compulsive eating disorders and emotional eating.
5-HTP and serotonin
Serotonin is a neurotransmitter that regulates the activity of our central nervous system, particularly, it is involved in effects on the behavior, such as:
And direct effects on the central nervous system like:
- Movement control
- Regulation of the circadian rhythms
- Body temperature
(Berger, Gray and Roth, 2009)
Serotonin is produced from the amino acid L-tryptophan when it reaches the brain and it undergoes a series of transformations until it becomes the neurotransmitter. It seems that serotonin is involved in the proper functioning of the brain. In fact, an imbalance can lead to mood disorders and depressive behavior (Cowen and Browning, 2015).
5-HTP is a precursor of serotonin thanks to its natural structure, which does not have the classic limitations of tryptophan. In fact, it will not have to compete with other amino acids to enter the brain or the 'filter' from the bowel (Birdall, 1998). Unlike L-tryptophan, we can take 5-HTP with food in order to benefit from its effects.
5-HTP is a more 'advanced' version of L-tryptophan for the serotonin synthesis.
5-HTP and mood
5-Hydroxytryptophan has been studied due to its adaptogenic properties, since it is capable of improving the cognitive capacities in stressed people as well as the mood in those who suffer subclinical depression. In other words, those who do not need a pharmacological treatment prescribed by a psychiatrist or a neurologist.
5-HTP has proven to be an amino acid with positive effects on the mood of people who were depressed (Jangid et al., 2013). In just 2 weeks, 5-HTP had a therapeutic effect that helps this population.
A meta-analysis conducted by the prestigious journal Cochrane concluded that 5-HTP was superior to the placebo in improving the mood markers (Shaw, Turner and Del Mar, 2002).
In HSN, we use the best raw ingredients in order to manufacture our products.
Our 5-HTP has been obtained from the Griffonia simplicifolia seeds, a plant, which is why it is suitable for vegans.
The Griffonia extract is 15 times more concentrated than the original raw ingredient (the seeds), and it is standardized to a 100% of its 5-HTP content. Consequently, we have obtained the purest version of the amino acid.
A 100% raw and unflavored product, without additives, just the pure active ingredient powder. This is a common feature for all the products from this product line.
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How to take 5-HTP powder
Mix half scoop in water, juice or any drink of your choice to prepare a serving. Drink two servings a day.
How can we combine 5-HTP powder?
The product 5-HTP is extremely versatile and you can combine it with many products from the HSN brands.
Make your own combos to meet your specific requirements
- Berger, M., Gray, J. A., & Roth, B. L. (2009). The Expanded Biology of Serotonin. Annual Review of Medicine, 60(1), 355–366.
- Birdsall, T. C. (1998). 5-Hydroxytryptophan: A Clinically-Effective Serotonin Precursor. Alternative Medicine Review, 3(4), 271–280.
- Cowen, P. J., & Browning, M. (2015). What has serotonin to do with depression? World Psychiatry, 14(2), 158–160.
- Jangid, P., Malik, P., Singh, P., Sharma, M., & Gulia, A. kumar D. (2013). Comparative study of efficacy of l-5-hydroxytryptophan and fluoxetine in patients presenting with first depressive episode. Asian Journal of Psychiatry, 6(1), 29–34.
- Shaw, K. A., Turner, J., & Del Mar, C. (2002). Tryptophan and 5-Hydroxytryptophan for depression. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, (1).
|Daily doseper serving|
|Serving size: 1/2 scoop (100mg)|
|Daily dose: 1 scoop (200mg)|
|Griffonia Simplicifolia (5-HTP) Seeds||3000mg|
|from Griffonia Simplicifolia (5-HTP) seed 15:1 extract||200mg|
Ingredients de 5-HTP POWDER 150g:5-hydroxy-L-tryptophan (5-HTP) (15:1) (Griffonia simplicifolia seeds).
How to take 5-HTP POWDER 150g:Mix 1/2 scoop (100mg approx.) in water, juice or any drink of your choice, twice a day.
Warnings de 5-HTP POWDER 150g:Once opened, store in a cool (under 25ºC), dry and dark place. Do not exceed the stated recommended daily dose. Keep out of reach of the smallest children. Nutritional supplements should not be used to replace a balanced diet.
This product lasts quite a while since the serving is actually very small. I prefer powder because I prefer measuring the dose I want myself, but that's just a personal preference. It works fine, specially if you are feeling a little bit stressed out.HSN Sport Nutrition and Natural Dietetics