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Fitness Brand’s 5-HTP is formulated to support healthy moods, it promotes a healthy metabolism, and helps promote restful sleep.



Fitness Brand 5-HTP

5-HTP, or 5-Hydroxytryptophan, is a chemical byproduct of the protein building block L-tryptophan. It can be converted to serotonin in the body and is often used for conditions such as depression, anxiety, and insomnia[2][3]. However, caution is advised as very large doses of 5-HTP, ranging from 6-10 grams daily, can lead to serious side effects like severe stomach problems and muscle spasms[2]. Some individuals have developed a serious health condition called eosinophilia-myalgia syndrome (EMS) after taking 5-HTP, although the exact cause is not definitively established[2][3].

Research indicates that 5-HTP may improve symptoms of depression in some individuals and could work similarly to some prescription antidepressant drugs[4]. However, it is crucial to note that administering 5-HTP alone for depression or any process involving a catecholamine component is contraindicated due to potential risks of exacerbating existing conditions[4]. Long-term use of 5-HTP alone may deplete catecholamines like dopamine, norepinephrine, and epinephrine, leading to potential ineffectiveness of 5-HTP over time[4].

In summary, while 5-HTP shows promise in certain conditions like depression, anxiety, and insomnia, it is essential to use it cautiously, avoid very high doses, and consider potential contraindications when incorporating it into treatment plans.


Suggested Use

As a dietary supplement, take two (2) capsules once a day. For best results take 20-30 minutes before a meal with an 8 oz glass of water, or as directed by your health care professional.


60 Capsules

Lead Times (Fulfillment + Transit)

US Domestic Shipping: 5-9 business days approx.

Our fulfillment process involves importing orders from our online store, packaging them, and having them ready for carrier pickup within 2 business days of receiving the order. In the event that your order is placed on a Monday, it will be prepared for pickup by Wednesday. Alternatively, if your order is placed on a Friday, you can expect it to be ready for pickup by the ensuing Tuesday of the following week.

Additional information

Weight 5 oz
Dimensions 2.3 × 3.8 in