Nurture your brain’s ability to make serotonin

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Support Balanced Serotonin Levels Naturally

100 mg of Pure 5-HTP for Positive Mood, Relaxed States and Healthy Sleep Habits

Serotonin is a brain chemical that helps regulate mood, the sleep/wake cycle and appetite.1,2 Unbalanced serotonin levels may bring on the blue meanies and disrupt normal sleep habits. Healthy levels of serotonin are attributed to a positive mood.3

Enter 5-HTP, a little serotonin-making machine that is a product of the amino acid tryptophan. Unlike tryptophan, 5-HTP can only be converted to serotonin and can cross the blood-brain barrier with ease. Preliminary research 4 suggests that you can increase serotonin levels in the brain by taking supplemental 5-HTP.

Nested Naturals 5-HTP gives the body what it needs to support balanced serotonin levels. Derived from a plant native to West and Central Africa, it is naturally sourced and promotes a feeling of overall wellness.

Important: If you are currently taking prescription antidepressants, please consult with your physician before taking 5HTP. The combination could cause serious side-effects.

Maintain your brain’s ability to make serotonin

Promotes Positive Moods

Low serotonin levels in your brain can contribute to the occasional blues. Keeping a stable and healthy level of serotonin helps promote positive feelings, improving your overall mood. 5

Eases Anxiety

Nested Naturals 5-HTP helps to ease you into a calm & relaxed state by supporting the serotonin levels in your brain. Healthy and balanced serotonin levels improve your general mood, making you feel happier and less stressed out.

Promotes Healthy Sleep

5-HTP may help to support your levels of melatonin - the chemical that regulates the sleep/wake cycles in your body. Healthy levels of melatonin can help you relax, drift off into sleep and wake up feeling fresh for the day.6

Healthy Neurotransmitter Support

5-HTP is a natural supplement derived from Griffonia simplicifolia, a plant native to West and Central Africa. Keeping a stable and healthy level of serotonin with the support of mood boosting supplements like Nested Naturals 5-HTP can help you maintain positive moods from day to day.

The Active Ingredients Inside 5-HTP

The Ingredients Inside Nested Naturals 5-HTP

Supplement Facts
Serving Size: 1 Vegan Capsule Servings Per Container: 120
Amount per Serving % DV
(Seed) (Griffonia Simplicifolia)
100 mg
Other Ingredients: Rice Flour, Plant Cellulose

This product contains no wheat, gluten, GMO, soy, dairy, egg, fish, nuts, corn, yeast, shellfish or tree nuts. Proudly vegan, third-party tested, and manufactured in a NSF certified cGMP facility in the USA using worldwide ingredients.

Store in a cool, dry place. Avoid excessive heat. Do not use if safety seal is broken.

Non-Habit Forming

All the active ingredients in Nested Naturals 5-HTP are naturally sourced, gentle and non-habit forming. You can stop taking it at anytime with no adverse effect.

Easy to Swallow Capsule

Nested Naturals 5-HTP is concentrated into a small, easy-to-swallow capsule. Because who likes taking a horse pill?

Pure 5-HTP, Nothing Extra

Nested Naturals 5-HTP is a single ingredient formula. It gives you 100 mg of pure 5-HTP in each capsule. If you are looking for a mood formula that includes 5-HTP along with other amino acids, vitamins and minerals that work together harmoniously to boost mood, relieve tension and promote restful sleep, check out Nested Naturals Mood Lift.

Your Questions, Our Answers

See the most popular questions asked about 5-HTP.

What is 5-HTP?

5-HTP is a chemical that is essential for the brain. The body makes 5-HTP from tryptophan, an essential amino acid found naturally in foods such as turkey. 5-HTP, in turn, converts directly into serotonin, which is a brain chemical that helps regulate mood, sleep, anxiety and appetite.

Nested Naturals 5-HTP is a natural supplement derived from Griffonia simplicifolia, a plant native to West and Central Africa. It’s a plant-based version of the same 5-HTP chemical in the brain.

What does 5-HTP do?

5-HTP is converted directly into serotonin in the body by enzymes. Supplementary 5-HTP supports serotonin levels by giving your body the tool it needs to make serotonin on its own. Preliminary research suggests that supplementing with 5-HTP may help a wide variety of conditions related to low serotonin levels, including occasional down feelings, disrupted sleep cycles and anxiety.

Can I take Nested Naturals 5-HTP to help my mood

There is preliminary research that shows taking 5-HTP increases serotonin production which in turn can improve symptoms of mild to medium blue feelings. However, if you have been diagnosed with depression, please speak with your doctor before taking this or any other supplement.

Important: If you are currently taking prescription antidepressants, please consult with your physician before taking 5-HTP. The combination could cause serious side-effects.

Will Nested Naturals 5-HTP improve my sleep?

Studies suggest that by supporting healthy serotonin levels by taking 5-HTP, you can promote the levels of natural melatonin, the chemical that regulates sleep/wake cycles in your body. By maintaining serotonin with 5-HTP, you’re also supporting your levels of melatonin, helping you sleep better at night.

How does this differ from Nested Naturals Mood Lift?

Each capsule of Nested Naturals Mood Lift includes 100mg of 5-HTP plus a blend of other mood supporting vitamins, minerals and amino acids that work together harmoniously. It’s a gentle mood promoting supplement formulated both to help calm stressed individuals and rebuild positive energy.

Nested Naturals Mood Lift is intended as a “one a day” supplement—like a multivitamin formulated just for mood. Nested Naturals 5-HTP doesn’t include anything other than 5-HTP in the capsule.

For people struggling with occasional fluctuations in their mood and/or mild anxiety, we often recommend starting with Mood Lift. If it doesn’t give you enough of a boost after a few weeks, you can switch to Nested Naturals 5-HTP, which allows you to increase the dosage as recommended by your healthcare provider.

When should I take Nested Naturals 5-HTP?

Many people take 5-HTP in the morning. If you are taking more than 100 mg, you may benefit by splitting into doses 12 hours apart.

Customer Reviews

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Anonymous Verified Buyer 13/08/19
Excellent products and delivery service.
Lauren L Verified Buyer 28/05/19
This is the best 5-HTP that I have found. Nested Naturals has several fantastic supplements and this is just one of them. Thank you for such wonderful products!
Anonymous Verified Buyer 10/01/19
Product is helping with my anxiety quite a bit. Ever since I started taking this product, I have noticed a big difference in my mood. I have been very positive and have had a lot more energy.
Dara V Verified Buyer 10/01/18
I am way more motivated and energetic through out the day. I also don't have those random periods of "sadness" anymore since taking these daily.
Enda B Verified Buyer 19/08/17
This product has definitely helped me through some very stressful times.
Edward Q Verified Buyer 14/06/17
Cheap Speedy and great product!
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Jackie M Verified Buyer 04/06/16
I am finding myself much more calm and evened out after taking this for several weeks. I am hoping to stay off of pharmaceuticals to take the edge off my anxiety and depression.
Jennifer R Verified Buyer 14/04/16
Good stuff!
Takeshi H Verified Buyer 05/10/16
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The science behind all of our claims

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