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 the metabolic precursor to serotonin, the neurotransmitter so important for brain function and mental health.
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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 the metabolic precursor to serotonin, the neurotransmitter so important for brain function and mental health. 5-HTP supplements can mediate the serotonin pathway to help maintain optimum levels of serotonin.
Our cardiovascular system, kidneys, immune system and gastrointestinal tract are all influenced by serotonin levels. Serotonin is also a mood balancer, soothing the nervous system and enhancing feelings of wellbeing. It’s important in temperature regulation, appetite control, libido, blood pressure regulation, memory and learning, and how we age. Serotonin deficiency can cause insomnia, mood disorders, depression, aggressive behaviour, anxiety, eating disorders, OCD, autism, schizophrenia, pain sensitivity, fibromyalgia, migraine and PMS.
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.
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5-HTP: for Sleep, Mood and more
5-hydroxytryptophan (abbreviated to 5-HTP) is the metabolic precursor to serotonin, the neurotransmitter so important for brain function and mental health. It is produced naturally in our bodies from tryptophan, one of the essential amino acids. […]
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