5-HTP | Less Stress = A Better You!
October 8, 2017
5-Hydroxytryptophan (5-HTP) is an amino acid precursor of serotonin with anti-depressant, anti-anxiety, sleep, and weight loss benefits!!!
1) 5-HTP may Help with Depression
Small clinical studies have shown that 5-HTP alleviates depression better than placebo. However, more large-scale and higher quality studies are necessary to confirm the safety and effectiveness of 5-HTP.
The antidepressant effects of 5-HTP are comparable to that of some antidepressants.
2) 5-HTP Helps with Panic Attacks and Anxiety
In young adults who suffer stress or anxiety from unreciprocated romanticism, a 6-week supplementation of 5-HTP decreased anxiety in 3 weeks by increasing serum brain-derived neurotrophic factor levels and serotonin levels.
People who suffer from chronic panic attacks due to lower availability of serotonin in the brain found significant relief through supplementation of 200 mg of 5-hydroxytryptophan.
3) 5-HTP Helps Reduce Appetite, Craving, and Weight Loss
Carbohydrate increases serotonin levels in the brain, so increasing serotonin levels, such as by supplementing with 5-HTP, can mitigate carbohydrate craving and appetite, thus helps with adherence to dietary interventions and weight loss.
In small clincial trials, 5-HTP supplementation in obese women resulted in no mood changes but decreased food intake and weight loss.
4) 5-HTP Helps Improve Sleep Quality
A human with a genetic mutation that causes serotonin deficiency lacks circadian rhythm and overeats. For this person, supplementation with 5-HTP restores normal circadian rhythm and food intake.
Over long periods of supplementation, natural transcription of GABA receptors increased which assisted with natural sleep cycles and promotion of healthy sleep.
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