The body naturally produces the amino acid 5-Hydroxytryptophan. 5-HTP main function is to produce serotonin. Low serotonin levels will cause depression, anxiety, sleep disorders, weight gain and general low mood.

So, it’s vital to keep our body’s serotonin production at a good level. Not only for optimal brain function and balanced moods but also various other health benefits.

 

5-HTP for Weight Management:

5-HTP can be extremely helpful in loosing weight, as it can increase the feelings of fullness. Suppressing appetite by counteracting certain hunger-inducing hormones.

Research also shows that when we feel sluggish, down in energy and low in mood we tend to consume more calories to make ourselves feel better, more energized, and uplifted. 5-HTP is also a particularly good blood sugar regulator, thus limiting the need to consume unnecessary carbohydrates.

 

5-HTP for Depression:

5-Htp supplements increase serotonin levels in the body, this increase in serotonin will improve symptoms of depression, especially when used in combination with other stress supplements.

Serotonin is also converted into melatonin, this hormone is needed to regulate our sleeping patterns, thus 5-htp may regulate restless sleep, due to an increase of melatonin. For better sleeping results Gabatropin can also be taken at night before bedtime.

 

5-HTP improve symptoms of Fibromyalgia:

There is currently no known cause for this disorder, however researchers believe that increasing serotonin levels through 5-htp may benefit many people. 5-htp aids with sleep, stress, and fatigue, thus lessening burn out, helping those with fibromyalgia cope better.

 

5-HTP can be taken in the morning as well as just before bed, 2-4 tablets/ 150-800mg daily. If you would like to discuss whether 5-HTP is something that could help you, please contact us and one of our health care professionals will be in touch.

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