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5-HTP Capsules (100mg) | Green Tea Extract + Piperine

5-HTP, Green Tea Extract and Piperine

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  • All-Natural standardized extracts
  • Synergistic combination for maximum efficacy
  • May help support mood 
  • May help support sleep 

What is 5-HTP?

5-HTP is a naturally occurring amino acid and a precursor to serotonin. Serotonin is the key neurotransmitter for stabilizing mood and  happiness while also playing a crucial role in sleep and digestion. 

5-HTP (5-Hydroxytryptophan) is extracted and isolated from griffonia simplicifolia seeds, which are the most abundant source of naturally occurring 5-HTP in the world.

5-HTP is an intermediary step between tryptophan and serotonin. Unlike Tryptophan, 5-HTP does not require a transport molecule to be converted to serotonin in the brain. This makes it more effective at crossing the blood-brain barrier, and therefore results in a more efficient conversion to serotonin when compared with tryptophan.

5-HTP Benefits and Uses

  • May help support serotonin production
  • May support sleep by aiding in melatonin production
  • May assist with weight loss

What is Green Tea Extract and EGCG?

The benefits of green tea extract can be largely attributed to its catechins. While green tea contains a number of catechins, epigallocatechin gallate (EGCG) is one of the most abundant and potent catechins found in green tea extract. 

EGCG is thought to support cellular and cardiovascular function, assist with weight loss, and protect the brain by reducing oxidative stress. 

We include green tea extract primarily for EGCG as a crucial synergistic compound alongside 5-HTP. Our green tea extract is standardized to contain a minimum of 45% EGCG.

What is Piperine?

Piperine is one of the active compounds extracted from black pepper. Piperine has proven to be very effective at improving the bioavailability of many extracts, including EGCG and 5-HTP. We include a patented form of black pepper extract that contains over 95% Piperine.

Combining 5-HTP, EGCG and Piperine for Bioavailability, Efficacy, and Safety

5-HTP can be a great supplement in your nootropic arsenal if it is utilized correctly. However, there are some concerns associated with regular, long-term 5-HTP use if it is not supplemented correctly.

Unlike other products, our 5-HTP has been designed to overcome these concerns by incorporating some key mechanisms and ingredients into our 5-HTP formula which make it the most effective 5-HTP supplement we have ever used. 

What makes our 5-HTP supplement so unique?

  • We minimize the conversion of 5-HTP to serotonin before it reaches the brain

    The advantage that 5-HTP possesses over l-tryptophan in more efficient serotonin conversion can be equally disadvantageous if you use 5-HTP for long periods of time. 5-HTP will convert to serotonin in the peripheral nervous system since intestinal absorption does not require a transport molecule. But it is important to understand that serotonin is a neurotransmitter that should be largely concentrated in the brain, and excess serotonin in the peripheral nervous system can lead to unwanted side-effects, especially with long-term use.

    The way we address this is by inhibiting the enzyme responsible for breaking down 5-HTP into serotonin before it reaches the brain. This enzyme is known as aromatic amino acid decarboxylase, or AAAD. 

    By inhibiting the AAAD enzyme, we can effectively reduce and delay the conversion to serotonin until the 5-HTP molecule safely reaches the brain, where it can be converted and used by the body without unwanted side-effects.

    Through research derived from several studies, we know that the EGCG found in green tea extract is very effective at achieving this enzymatic inhibition. So we incorporated a 350mg dose of our potent green tea extract, which provides 45% EGCG content to target this enzyme and make 5-HTP supplementation safer for long-term use.

  • We maximize bioavailability and uptake

    Poor bioavailability is a problem with many supplements that can often be overcome by including co-factors, a carrier, or by timing delivery and release. We take a two-step approach with our 5-HTP supplement.

    Firstly, we maximize the bioavailability of both 5-HTP and EGCG by including a 5mg dose of Piperine. Piperine is effective at helping the body absorb 5-HTP and EGCG, making them more efficient than they would be on their own.

Our combination of 5-HTP, Green Tea Extract and Piperine results in an effective 5-HTP supplement. Although we consider our formulation to be safer than standalone 5-HTP supplements, we do still recommend cycling 5-HTP and taking regular breaks.

5-HTP Dosage

As a dietary supplement take one 5-HTP capsule once per day. Each capsule contains 100mg of 5-HTP, 350mg of Green Tea Extract, and 5mg of Piperine.

Reviews (2)

Dec 21, 2022
The best!
Hands down the best 5HTP product on the market IMO. Noticeable improvement in mood, reduction in anxiety + better sleep quality. I did not expect to notice much difference considering I’ve tried 5HTP products in the past. MN clearly did their homework when formulating this product by combing it with an AAAD inhibitor. Not only that, compare the dosing ratio between the 5HTP and Green Tea extract compared to other similar products on the market then do some digging into the research on this for yourself….it’s clear MN take great care in the formulations they produce and are thinking of the consumers not just profit margins. Guys, you really nailed this one. Thanks for bringing another quality product to the range.
Thank you! We are glad to hear you like it.
Oct 16, 2021
Great that it’s with green tea extract
I was looking into taking 5-htp for my anxiety and depression and after doing a lot of research, it seems that it’s not good to take it without green tea extract - apparently it can cause problems with your heart valves if taken alone. This is one of the only ones I could find that includes green tea extract with it (I found some others but didn’t seem like trustworthy sources). So I feel much safer taking these and it’s easier than having to buy a separate green tea extract supplement. In terms of it working, I’ve run out of my first batch and already can feel my anxiety flaring up again, so have ordered another batch! Would highly recommend!

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Facts & Use

Suggested Use: As a dietary supplement, take one capsule once per day.

Warning: Do not use if under the age of 18, or if the safety seal is broken. Do not combine with any medications. Always consult with a medical practitioner prior to use of this or any dietary supplement. Discontinue immediately if any adverse effects occur and contact your healthcare practitioner.