5-Hydroxytryptophan and SerotoninRaise Your Serotonin Levels
The Incredibly Useful 5-HTP
The question of the day: What do you know about serotonin?
In fact, why should you even be concerned about brain serotonin?
Actually there are a wide range of health problems derived from a lack of brain serotonin. Such problems include insomnia, depression, obesity, eating disorders, PMS, panic attacks, alcoholism, anxiety disorders, and bulimia. 5-Hydroxytrypotophan (or 5-HTP) may be useful for a wide range of problems derived from a lack of brain serotonin.
The effects of 5-HTP are well documented. It has been used effectively in research for weight loss, depression, anxiety, nerves, headaches, appetite suppression, and ADD. You may be interested to learn, 5-HTP itself does not do this. 5-HTP is simply a precurser to the neurotransmitter serotonin.
Let's take a look at the many uses of 5-HTP.
The greatest number of studies with 5-HTP have focused on its use as a
To understand, you must know that many prescription antidepressants like Prozac, Zoloft, Paxil, and Serzone, among others, work by blocking the reabsorption of serotonin by synaptic nerves thereby increasing serotonin levels at the synaptic junction to relieve depression.
There is a problem with this approach. If serotonin cannot be reabsorbed and reused by the nerve cell, a slow depletion develops. The nerve "fires" but cannot reabsorb, then "fires" again. Slowly the brain cell depletes its serotonin stores, and tolerance occurs. The depression returns, and a higher dose is prescribed.
With 5-HTP (a serotonin precurser), the brain increases its supply of
serotonin to relieve depression naturally. 5-HTP can also be used along with the prescription medications to prevent the tolerance and serotonin depletion.
This product is an extract from a natural plant seed and not from fermented tryptophan.
5-HTP is also a potent antianxiety agent. Depression studies have reported a reduction in anxiety scores by an average of 58 percent in six weeks.
A caution here. 5-HTP cannot be taken at the same time as many
antidepressants, because they work in the same way.
Natural Weight-Loss Aid
(37 percent drop in calorie intake)
Many studies have confirmed that 5-HTP (i.e. brain serotonin) has an
inhibitory role in regulating eating and producing satiety after eating. Diet drugs, like Phen-Fen, Redux, Pondamin and others, work by releasing serotonin and inhibiting reuptake in brain neurons.
5-HTP works by increasing the supply of serotonin at the neuron. 5-HTP may also be particularly effective in suppressing the desire for both carbohydrates and fats and for suppressing appetite in general.
Natural Sleep Aid
Depressed levels of serotonin are also associated with sleep problems. By increasing serotonin levels with 5-Hydroxytryptophan, the body is apt to have a more peaceful sleep.
Summary of 5-HTP
5-Hydroxytryptophan from VitaminUSA is pharmaceutical grade. 5-HTP is
a direct precursor to the brain neurotransmitter serotonin. Therefore 5-HTP has been used as a natural replacement for prescription antidepressants. Do not confuse 5-HTP with St Johnís Wort, another natural mood elevator. Why take prescription medications such as Prozac, Zoloft, or Paxil when 5-HTP can raise brain serotonin levels naturally?
While other medications may be very effective for the treatment of
depression, they are not without side effects, including the loss of sex drive.
They are also expensive, and only available by prescription.
As with all VitaminUSA specials, the VitaminUSA price for 5-HTP is the BEST IN THE USA, guaranteed.