Now Foods 5-HTP 200 mg 120 caps mood support and better sleep
Now Foods 5-HTP Double Strength a naturally occurring substance that is extracted from the seeds of the West African plant Griffonia simplicifolia. Humans have the ability to produce it spontaneously from L-tryptophan, an amino acid found in protein-containing foods, although consumption of this amino acid does not ensure a steady increase of 5-HTP in the body.
How does Now Foods 5-HTP work?
The supplement increases serotonin levels, balances mood swings and helps with depression. In addition to this, it reduces the time needed for sleep (by lengthening the REM phase), reduces appetite, thus helping to lose weight, lowers pain tolerance and is a natural migraine remedy. By increasing serotonin levels, depressions are alleviated quite naturally. The supplement contains a high dose of 5-HTP. It helps maintain adequate serotonin levels in the brain, facilitates calm and deep sleep, reduces pain, and promotes concentration.
How can 5-HTP be used in sport?
Now Foods 5-HTP helps during a strict diet, when serotonin levels drop significantly, which in turn manifests as cravings for carbohydrates. It effectively acts as an appetite blocker and significantly helps to cope with the hunger pangs experienced during a strict diet. When serotonin levels are too low, sudden surges of aggression, fatigue and depression can occur. As the amino acid 5-HTP improves mood and increases energy levels, using a 5-HTP supplement makes it much easier to persevere with an ongoing weight loss treatment. 5-Hydroxytryptophan acts as a precursor to serotonin (5 HTP), which converts - ensuring an increase in levels of this very important hormone - a neurotransmitter with a huge function in many human vital functions. Taken orally, 5-HTP quickly enters the bloodstream, with an absorption rate of more than 70%, overcoming the 'blood-brain' barrier in a short time.
Sleep disturbances: 100 - 300 mg daily
Depressions: 300 - 400 mg per day
Migraine: 400 - 600 mg per day
Fibromyalgia: 300 mg daily
Decreased appetite: 600 - 900 per day