5-HTP

Everything You Need to Know About 5-HTP

5-HTP (5-hydroxytryptophan)  is an amino acid in the protein building block L-tryptophan. Found in foods like turkey and pumpkin, L-tryptophan is the main component in serotonin, which regulates sleep, body temperature, sexual behavior, and pain.  Clinical studies show that 5-HTP supplements may lead to increased serotonin production. While our bodies produce 5-HTP, it can also…