Adenosine monophosphate (AMP) is a substance the body creates on the way to making adenosine triphosphate (ATP), a source of energy used throughout the body. ATP is so ubiquitous in the body it is sometimes called the body’s “energy currency.”

Based on highly preliminary evidence, AMP has been recommended as a treatment for shingles and photosensitivity.

There is no nutritional requirement for AMP, because the body manufactures it from scratch.