5-HTP Benefits

Have you heard of 5HTP? This substance has long been proven effective in combating depression, insomnia and weight problems. You can now feel better, sleep better and eat better and this does wonders to your overall disposition. 5HTP or 5-hydroxytryptophan can also be used to treat pain-related conditions such as fibromyalgia and migraines and also help you lose weight.

5HTP is a precursor to serotonin. Meaning that as it enters our body, particularly our brain, it is converted into serotonin. Now, our bodies need serotonin to function at its best. When one has low levels of serotonin, the usual problems with depression, sleep and other functions crop up. This is because serotonin works on that area of the brain that controls the way we eat, sleep and feel.

Let’s take a look at what 5HTP can do. One, it treats insomnia down at its roots – our brain. 5HTP, and consequently serotonin, is able to improve sleep quality so that you can enjoy more sleep, you can get to sleep much quicker and have what is called as “deep sleep”. Migraines are also alleviated. With 5HTP, you may have less intense attacks, fewer attacks and attacks with shorter duration. Or, better yet, your migraines will be totally gone.

5HTP also combats the pain caused by fibromyalgia. 5HTP eases all the symptoms: stiffness in the body, a heightened sensitivity to what you see, touch, smell and hear. In addition, 5HTP helps those who are suffering from depression and obesity. These two can actually be connected. As you supplement with 5HTP, you find that you feel full all the time and have none of the cravings you have long struggled with. As a result you eat just the right amount of food and you lose weight over time. You are also less depressed and as we know, eating is a common outlet among people who are depressed.

With 5HTP, you can feel better, sleep better and ultimately, look better.

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