5-HTP is an advanced form of tryptophan, the naturally occurring amino acid that tells your brain to boost serotonin output — which is used in the brain to promote overall feelings of well-being. Unlike other expensive options, Jigsaw Health’s 5-HTP supplement naturally helps your body maintain a stable mood, sleep better and have a healthy response to anxiety and stress.
Finally, a 5-HTP that provides all of the support — and none of the drawbacks! Jigsaw has taken only the best form of 5-HTP (or 5HTP) that exists — sourced from a European manufacturer, Linnea, which has the purest form of 5-HTP available — and combined it with their proprietary, sustained release technology (SRT) to make this 5-HTP supplement.
|Serving Size: 1 tablet
|L-5-Hydroxytryptophan (L-5-HTP) (from Griffonia simplicifolia Seeds Extract)
Other ingredients: Microcrystalline Cellulose (Binder), Stearic Acid (Lubricant), Guar Gum (Used to achieve Sustained Release Technology), hydroxypropyl Cellulose (Plant-based insoluble fibers used to achieve Sustained Release Technology), Magnesium Stearate (Lubricant), Croscarmellose Sodium (Plant based insoluble fiber used as Disintegrant), Xanthan Gum (Used to achieve Sustained Release Technology), Clear Coating (Hydroxypropyl Methylcellulose and Sunflower oil), Silicon Dioxide, Micro Wax
Take 1-2 tablets daily, with or without food, or use as directed by your healthcare professional.*
Why is Sustained Release Technology so important?
First, 5-HTP has a very short half-life in the body — only about 90 minutes. That means that it is gone from the body very rapidly after being consumed. This is the reason that most people who take 5-HTP supplements often take many doses throughout the day in order to maintain the serotonin supporting effect.
The other problem with non-sustained release 5-HTP supplement formulas is that when you dump a lot of 5-HTP into the GI tract all at once, it is rapidly converted to serotonin right there. What you really want though, is for the majority of your 5-HTP supplement to be converted to serotonin in the brain. So releasing it over a longer period of time allows the 5-HTP to be gradually absorbed and converted where it is most needed...in the brain.
Not only is this better for seeing a more long-lasting effect, but it can also help avoid an upset stomach which some people experience as a side effect when 5-HTP is dumped into the intestinal tract all at once. For most people, sustained release technology will also provide the ability to take a lower dose of 5-HTP, while still having the same — if not even greater — support.
Storage: Store in a cool dry place.
Should not be used if tamper evident seal is broken. Keep out of reach of children.