5-HTP

 

5htp100 mg

5-HTP is a natural supplement that will safely and efficiently boost serotonin levels and reduce depression, obesity, insomnia, migraine headaches, and anxiety. 5-Hydroxytryptophan (5-HTP) is the amino acid that is the middle step between tryptophan and the important brain chemical serotonin. 5-HTP boosts serotonin levels and may offer benefit in conditions linked to low serotonin levels.  Commercially available 5-HTP is isolated from a seed from an African plant (Griffonia simplicifolia).

5-HTP is an effective antidepressant agent. 5-HTP often produces very good results in patients who are unresponsive to standard antidepressant drugs. More patients in a double-blind study responded to 5-HTP than fluvoxamine and 5-HTP was quicker acting than the fluvoxamine. The real advantage of 5-HTP in this study was the low rate of side effects. The most frequent side effect with 5-HTP was mild nausea, but this only occurred in less than one out of ten subjects.

Fibromyalgia is a recently recognized disorder regarded as a common cause of chronic musculoskeletal pain and fatigue. 5-HTP can largely improve the painful picture of fibromyalgia as demonstrated in several double-blind studies. Because chronic headache sufferers have low levels of serotonin in their tissues, some researchers refer to migraine and chronic headaches as a “low serotonin syndrome”. There have been several clinical studies with 5-HTP in headaches, both migraine and tension headaches, that have showed excellent results. In particular, 5-HTP is very effective in the prevention of migraine headache.

Several clinical studies have shown 5-HTP to produce good results in promoting and maintaining sleep in normal subjects as well as those experiencing insomnia. One of the 5-HTP’s key benefits in the treatment of insomnia is its ability to increase sleep quality.

Many people may be predisposed to being overweight because they have a decreased conversion of tryptophan to 5-HTP and, as a result, decreased serotonin levels. By taking 5-HTP, this genetic defect is bypassed and more serotonin is manufactured. 5-HTP literally turns off hunger.

Benefits:

• Depression: quick acting, few side effects         • Helps to promote and maintain sleep       • May help migraines due to low serotonin levels
• Fibromyalgia: studies show good results                    • Helps promote a feeling of fullness for healthy weight loss

 

Ingredients:

Each vegetable capsule contains:

5-HTP (Griffonia simplicifolia) extract (seed) ………………………………..100 mg

 

Dosage: 1 capsule (100 mg) 1-2 times daily or as directed by a health care practitioner.
Contraindications: Do not use if you have scleroderma. Known Adverse Reactions Some people may experience drowsiness. Exercise caution if operating heavy machinery, driving a motor vehicle or involved in activities requiring mental alertness. Some people may experience diarrhea, nausea, vomiting and abdominal pain.