5-HTP (5-hydroxytryptophan) is a type of amino acid. Serotonin is a nervous system messenger, also called a neurotransmitter, with many functions in the body. One of those functions is that it can help to reduce appetite.
In fact, in the pharmaceutical market, the role of serotonin in appetite control and satiety (which means the state of being satisfactorily full and unable to eat more) is well established, and is the basis for selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor (SSRI) medications, which increase serotonin levels and help reduce food intake. You can also get vegetarian version of 5-HTP. This products are made of herbs and gluten free. There is 5-HTP for vegetarian
Central Market 5-HTP 100 mg Vegan Capsules
Dietary Supplement. Helps promote mental well-being! Gluten free. We guarantee our supplements for potency and purity. Contains no artificial colors, flavors, or preservatives; no wheat, gluten, milk, eggs, peanuts, tree nuts, soy, crustacean shellfish or fish. Suitable for vegans. 5-HTP is a precursor to a neurotransmitter called serotonin. Serotonin is known as promoting mental well-being. It is involved in mood, appetite, sleep, memory, and learning. Our 5-HTP 100 mg is derived from the seeds of the Griffonia simplicifolia plant, and is suitable for vegans and vegetarians. Meets the strength specifications listed in the USP Dietary Supplement Chapter. Guarantee: At Central Market, our goal is to exceed your expectations every day. Thanks for shopping with us. (These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.)
Suggested Use: Take one capsule per day with or without meals, or as directed by your healthcare practitioner.
Other Ingredients: Modified Cellulose, Cellulose, Magnesium Stearate (Vegetable Source) and Silica.