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5-HTP Supplements

5-HTP (5-hydroxytryptophan) supplements are sourced from wild crafted seeds of the plant Griffonia simplicifolia, native to Central and West Africa. 5-HTP is a precursor to serotonin, the neurotransmitter important for healthy sleep-wake cycles and moods.

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5-HTP Info

5-HTP (5-hydroxytryptophan) supplements are sourced from wild crafted seeds of the plant Griffonia simplicifolia - native to Central and West Africa. 5-HTP is a precursor to serotonin, the neurotransmitter important for healthy sleep wake cycles and moods. 5-HTP may support levels of serotonin in the body.

Many aspects of our health are influenced by serotonin, including our digestive tract, sleep-wake cycle, appetite, sex drive, mood, and many other areas, which are being researched.

5-HTP may be beneficial to many but does come with precautions. As well as discussing whether 5-HTP is right for you with a health practitioner, we encourage low doses to begin with (50mg). Find out more in a blog we wrote here.

5-HTP Benefits

Clinical studies comparing 5-HTP with prescription antidepressants have shown identical results using the standard depression scale with human study groups.

Other studies have demonstrated the benefits of 5-HTP supplementation in cases of anxiety, panic disorder, sleep difficulties, and obesity/weight loss problems. Some cases of tinnitus may also benefit.

5-HTP Side Effects

Temporary digestive upsets can occur if 5-HTP is not taken with food.

Vivid dreams or nightmares can happen while the body adjusts to higher serotonin levels initially.

Contraindicated for children, pregnant or breastfeeding mothers and those with cardiovascular, kidney or liver disease.

People taking medication for Parkinson’s disease, on SSRI drugs (e.g. Prozac) or any of the group of MAOI antidepressants should not supplement 5-HTP as well. Check with your doctor if you’re not sure what class of medication you’re taking.

Product Reviews

  • A perfect combination of herbs and 5 HTP for perfect sleep

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    I was experiencing a very stressful time in my life and wasn't sleeping well. My brain was in stress mode. I tried these Deep Sleep tablets as I trusted the brand "Good Health" because of great results from their other products. In the first night I slept right through the night apart from going to the toilet in the middle of the night which I usually do. Since then I have mostly experienced lovely REM sleeps. Just right type of sleep. I absolutely LOVE this product. I really recommend anyone taking them who find they having poor sleep. I love that it has 5 HTP in it which is what is needed to calm the body from being nervous and stressed and the other herbs are natural relaxants also making it a perfect combination for perfect sleep.

    Joy

    18/05/17

  • very good product

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    My Naturopath recommended this product and I reported that I was not sleeping well. It has helped me immensely. I now have a restful night's sleep.

    Shirley

    16/05/17

  • Definitely effective. Helped me to drop off to sleep and stay asleep also my sense of well-being.

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    Very good for helping me with my exhaustion, menopause symptoms - hot flushes day and night. I had a lot better quality sleep and mood uplifted. This product made a difference when I was already taking other supplements - products to help my thyroid and adrenals. I discovered I needed the 160mg a day. I gradually worked my way up to that amount and it made a significant difference the 160mg a day.

    Robyn

    9/05/17

Wellness Blog

  • 5-HTP

    Out of Africa While we may all be ‘the same’ on the inside, these insides of ours have many different ways of letting us know when something is out-of-balance with our biochemistry.  For instance, if […]

  • 5-HTP – What is it?

    What is 5-HTP? 5-Hydroxytryptophan (5-HTP) in supplemental form is sourced from the seeds of the plant, Griffonia simplicifolia, native to Central and West Africa, usually in doses between 50mg and 400mg. 5-HTP is a precursor […]

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