5-HTP Extra Strength

5-HTP Extra Strength

Supports Healthy Mood BalanceProvides L-5-HTP, a precursor to serotonin, the body’s “happiness hormone”

  • Improves sleep patterns & helps alleviate migraines
  • Flexible dosing options for varying needs
Product Code: APR04029 Health Categories : Headaches / Migraines, Mood,

Tryfonia MAX is L-5-hydroxytryptophan (5-HTP) derived from Griffonia simplicifolia seed extract. 5-HTP is a metabolite of the amino acid tryptophan, and an essential precursor of the neurotransmitter serotonin and the neurohormone melatonin. Together, 5-HTP, serotonin and melatonin are important for the regulation of mood and healthy sleep.

5-HTP is primarily used to support mood through its ability to boost serotonin, the neurotransmitter associated with happiness. 5-HTP has been compared to various tricyclic antidepressants and has been found to be as effective and faster-acting with fewer side effects. Since serotonin and melatonin are involved in regulating the sleep/wake cycle, 5-HTP can also enhance sleep quality. Additionally, research supports a role for 5-HTP in reducing headaches and the symptoms of fibromyalgia. Studies in Spain and Italy found that 5-HTP was comparable to the drug methysergide in alleviating the symptoms of migraines (over 70% in both groups) while eliciting considerably fewer side effects. Fibromyalgia patients have been found to have low serotonin levels and have shown symptomatic improvement with the use of tricyclic and SSRI antidepressants. Several clinical trials with 5-HTP have confirmed significant improvements in symptoms, including pain, morning stiffness, nervousness, and fatigue.

Ultimately, those who suffer with mood imbalances such as low mood or anxiety, fibromyalgia or sleep disorders may benefit from taking 5-HTP. Tryfonia MAX is twice the strength of regular Tryfonia.

DISCUSSION: 5-HTP is 5-hydroxytryptophan, a metabolite of tryptophan, and an essential precursor of serotonin and melatonin. Research supports a role for 5-HTP in supporting mood balance and relieving the symptoms of fibromyalgia. 

Product Variations

NPN Product Code Size
80004873 APR04029 60 VEGI-CAPS
80010414 APR04335 90 VEGI-CAPS


Serving Size: 1 Capsule Amount Per Serving
L-5-Hydroxytryptophan (griffonia seed extract) 100 mg
Non-medicinal ingredients: microcrystalline cellulose, sodium stearyl fumarate. Capsule: hypromellose.

ADULT DOSAGE: Take 1 capsule three times daily with food, or as directed by a qualified health care practitioner. To minimize gastrointestinal side effect risk, slowly increase dose over a 2-week period. Use for a minimum of 1 week to see beneficial effects for mood balance and 2 weeks for the alleviation of fibromyalgia symptoms. Consult a health care practitioner if symptoms persist or worsen or for use beyond 1 year.

CAUTION: Consult a health care practitioner prior to use if taking carbidopa or drugs/supplements with serotonergic activity, including, but not limited to, L-tryptophan, SAMe, St. John’s Wort, antidepressants, pain killers, cough/cold medication containing dextromethorphan, anti-nausea medication or anti-migraine medication. Some people may experience gastrointestinal disturbances such as diarrhea, nausea, vomiting and abdominal pain. May cause drowsiness; exercise caution if driving or operating heavy machinery or engaging in activities requiring mental alertness. Discontinue use and consult a health care practitioner if you experience skin changes, weakness, oral ulcers, or abdominal pain accompanied by severe muscle pain. Do not use if you have scleroderma, if you are pregnant, breastfeeding, or trying to conceive. Not to be used by individuals under the age of 18 or those with a medical condition.

AOR™ guarantees  that all ingredients have been declared on the label. Contains no wheat, gluten, corn, nuts, peanuts, sesame seeds, sulphites, mustard, soy, dairy, eggs, fish, shellfish or any animal byproduct.


  • Griffonia seed

Main Applications:

  • Mood
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Insomnia
  • Migraine headache
  • Weight management


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