5-HTP ER enhances our own bodies’ production of serotonin. Serotonin can help greatly with mood stabilization, stress, and anxiety. 5-HTP not only supplements our bodies own serotonin, but also norepinephrine and dopamine. As a result of this, it can also help with cravings in terms of appetite control and weight management. Because serotonin is a precursor to melatonin it can also help with sleep.
Lauren Loya MD
Medical Director, Proviva