Natural 5-HTP (5-Hydroxy Tryptophan) is a naturally occurring amino acid sourced from the leaves of the Griffonia simplicfolia shrub. Chewing the leaves, drinking a tea or ingesting dried material has been an organic remedy for a range of conditions in Southeast Asia for centuries. Natural 5-HTP boosts serotonin levels in the body and therefore can contribute to a more healthy diet.
Serotonin is important for the healthy day-to-day functioning and maintenance of several biological systems. An overall good feeling, quick healing of cuts and scrapes, easy digestion and a healthy circulatory system all profit in part from robust serotonin levels in the blood and brain.
The modern human has the advantage of knowing that 5-HTP is a precursor to the body's production of the vital neurotransmitters melatonin and serotonin. For serotonin to be produced, there must be 5-HTP.
Much like vitamins, 5-HTP is only a small part of a regular diet. Supplementing the diet with Natural 5-HTP bolsters several important biological systems in the human body, as previously mentioned.
Supplementing the biosynthesis of serotonin with Natural 5-HTP can help circumvent or alleviate the symptoms of insomnia, depression, migraine, anxiety and uncontrolled appetite.
Natural 5-HTP is quite safe as a dietary supplement, but should not be combined with MAOIs (Mono Amine Oxidase Inhibitors) which is an ingredient in many antidepressants, so check with your physician prior to taking Natural 5-HTP.
1 or 2 capsules on an empty stomach washed down with water or juice an hour before bed will boost the body's serotonin system while you sleep. Do not drink in combination with milk or other drinks containing proteins which can inhibit digestion of 5-HTP.
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