5-HTP, derived from the Griffonia extract, is a precursor to serotonin, often termed the "happy neurotransmitter." This potent compound boasts a range of benefits from enhancing mood to curbing appetite and managing conditions like fibromyalgia.
The need to know
What are the benefits?
Happy hormone boost
Improves mood; depression and anxiety
Can be used to treat fibromyalgia
Weight loss, helps with the feeling of fullness
5-HTP functions as the direct precursor to serotonin, effectively elevating its production in the brain. Higher serotonin levels translate to enhanced mood, reduced depression, and improved feelings of well-being. Additionally, serotonin plays a key role in modulating appetite by interacting with melanocortin receptors, resulting in increased feelings of fullness. This dual role of serotonin—boosting mood and controlling appetite—underscores the multifaceted benefits of 5-HTP supplementation.
How will I know its working?
Elevated mood and reduced episodes of depression or anxiety.
Alleviation of fibromyalgia symptoms.
Enhanced satiety after meals, leading to reduced food intake.
When to take it?
Take 1 capsule daily with food and water, unless specified otherwise on the sachet.
Care should be taken if taking anti-depressants as this can cause a significant increase in serotonin levels. Always consult with your Doctor if you are taking these medications. 5 HTP supplements can be used to ease the side effects when taking such medication but should be done under professional guidance.
Serving Size 1 Vegetarian Capsule
Per Serving% Daily
98% Griffonia Seed 5 HTP
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
† Daily Value not established.
Brown Rice Flour (GF), Gelatine
Did you know?
5-HTP is naturally derived from the seeds of the African plant Griffonia simplicifolia.
While it promotes feelings of fullness, it’s vital not to combine it with anti-depressants to avoid excessive serotonin levels.
It’s been a topic of research not just for mood disorders but also for conditions like migraine due to their serotonin-boosting properties.
Publications you might find interesting
Want to go a bit deeper?
The latest research
1. Heisler, L.K., et al. "Serotonin reciprocally regulates melanocortin neurons to modulate food intake." *Neuron* 51.2 (2006): 239-249.
2. Goadsby, P.J., et al. "Serotonin and CGRP in Migraine." *Annals of Neurology* 43.3 (1998): 288-295.
3. Van Praag, H.M. "l-5-Hydroxytryptophan in depression: the first substitution therapy in psychiatry? The treatment of 99 out-patients with 'therapy-resistant' depressions." *Neuropsychobiology* 15.2 (1986): 31-40.
4. Wolfe, F., et al. "Fibromyalgia." *Rheumatic Diseases Clinics of North America* 15.1 (1989): 1-18.
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