WHAT IS L-5 HTP? 5-Hydroxytryptophan (5-HTP) is an amino acid that is the intermediate step between tryptophan and the important brain chemical Serotonin. Serotonin is involved in mood, behaviour, appetite, and sleep and is found in many places in the body particularly the brain, gastrointestinal system, and blood cells. There is a massive amount of evidence that suggests that low Serotonin levels are a common consequence of modern living. The lifestyle and dietary practices of many people living in this stress-filled era results in lowered levels of Serotonin within the brain. As a result, many people are overweight, crave sugar and other carbohydrates, experience bouts of depression, get frequent headaches, and have vague muscle aches and pain. All of these maladies are correctable by raising brain Serotonin levels.
WHAT IS L-5 HTP FOR? 5HTP supplements may help with:
- Appetite control
- Balancing moods
- Relieving Anxiety
- Better Sleep
- Relief and prevention of migraines
- Enhanced nerve and brain function
WHO NEEDS TO USE L-5 HTP? 5 HTP may help:
- Those who suffer from Seasonal Defective Disorder
- Anyone who wants to be in more control over food intake
- For those who are suffering from insomnia due to stress
- Migraine sufferers
HOW DOES L-5 HTP WORK? Promotes feelings of satiety (i.e. the feeling of being "full") whilst eating, thereby consuming less calories. it is the low Serotonin levels in migraine sufferers that are thought to be the cause of the pain experienced and as 5-HTP increases Serotonin levels, it is not only effective in relieving migraine, but continued use tends to decrease the frequency and severity of migraine headaches. Melatonin is an important initiator of sleep and 5-HTP has been shown to decrease the time required to get to sleep and to decrease the number of awakenings
Microcrystalline Cellulose, di-Calcium Phosphate, L-5 Hydroxytryptophan (Griffonia simplicifolia seed extract), Hydroxy Propyl Methyl Cellulose, Veg. Magnesium Stearate, Acacia Gum, Silica.
Each tablet contains average: L-5-Hydroxytryptophan 50mg (from Griffonia simplicifolia seed extract). Suitable for Vegetarians, free from yeast, gluten, corn, starch, soya, wheat and dairy products. No added salt or sugar. Free from artificial colour, preservatives and flavouring.
Recommended Daily Intake: Adults and children over 16 years of age, one to two tablets daily, can be increased to four if required. Maximum of six tablets can be taken a day. Do not exceed recommended daily intake unless advised by a suitably qualified person.
Use product according to directions stated on the pack. Food supplements should not be used as a substitute for a varied diet.
Please check with your primary healthcare physician before taking this supplement if you suffer from a medical condition, are on prescribed medication, are pregnant or breastfeeding or suffer from food allergies. Food supplements are not intended to treat or prevent any disease. Do not use after the expiry date.
Short term side effects from high doses of 5-HTP include nausea and vomiting, stomach cramps, nightmares, and decreased sex drive. It would be best not to use it while trying to become pregnant, during pregnancy, lactation and breast feeding.
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