An essential amino acid that helps boost mood, reduce stress and support sleep.

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Stress & Sleep Support


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Why we chose this...

5-HTP (5-Hydroxytryptophan) is a compound that your body produces naturally from the amino acid tryptophan. It plays a vital role in the synthesis of serotonin, a neurotransmitter that helps regulate mood, appetite, and sleep. Our Modern Age clinicians recommend Thorne’s 5-HTP to help support your cognitive health, boost serotonin and lower stress levels. Thorne’s formulation includes pyridoxal 5’-phosphate, an active form of Vitamin B6, that helps support the conversion of 5-HTP into serotonin, resulting in a more impactful supplement. .
About Thorne
Thorne aims to deliver personalized, scientific wellness via supplements that can have an impact on longevity and create happier and healthier lives. Each supplement that Thorne formulates is derived from extensive clinical research that substantiates the presence of each ingredient in each formula. Thorne has world class scientific collaborations with research organizations such as the Mayo Clinic & John Hopkins University.
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Common Questions

Who is 5-HTP right for?
5-HTP is a great supplement to add to your routine if you are experiencing lack of sleep, consistent anxiety and depression. It’s important to note that 5-HTP does not treat anxiety or depression, but does help lift serotonin levels.
Are there any side effects to taking 5-HTP?
The most common side effects when you begin taking 5-HTP are heartburn, stomach pain and drowsiness.
Does 5-HTP interfere with any medications?
Yes, 5-HTP supplements can interact with certain medications, such as antidepressants and medications that affect serotonin levels. It is important to speak with your Modern Age clinician before taking them.