Hydroxy Tryptophan (5-HTP)

Hydroxytryptophan 5-HTP for weight loss, migraines, depression, insomnia and headache relief.

Hydroxy Tryptophan raises serotonin levels in the brain to elevate mood and produce a sense of well-being. Hydroxy Tryptophan is derived from a natural herb, the West African plant griffonia simplicifolia, which is the safest source of 5-HTP known.

HydroxyTryptophan 5-HTP Benefits:

Elevate mood in cases of depression, anxiety, and panic attacks. 5-HTP appears to increase the brain's serotonin levels, positively influencing such disorders as depression that have been linked to low levels of this brain neurotransmitter. A number of European studies offer examples of people with depression who found little relief from traditional antidepressant drugs yet obtained good results with 5-HTP.

Help insomnia - Several elements of a good night's sleep appear to be influenced by 5-HTP. In addition to reducing the amount of time it takes to nod off, this compound actually may enhance the quality of sleep itself, increasing both the duration of dream states (REM sleep) and of deep slumber. In studies, most people who tried 5-HTP also reported feeling more rested upon awakening.

Assist weight loss - Some studies indicate that 5-HTP may curb the appetite when taken before meals. In a recent study of dieting women, those given 5-HTP reported feeling fuller than those who were given a placebo. In the end, participants in the 5-HTP group consumed fewer calories overall, and lost more weight than those in the placebo group. Another study reported increased weight loss among obese patients who took 5-HTP versus those who were given a placebo; all, however, had been restricted to a daily diet of 1,200 calories. In addition, because 5-HTP reportedly reduces cravings for sweets and starches, it may also be of use in helping diabetics adhere to a healthy diet.

Migraine Relief
- Migraine headaches have been linked to low serotonin levels. Studies are ongoing to determine if 5-HTP, which may boost the brain's serotonin levels, can help to reduce the intensity, frequency, and duration of this extremely painful type of headache.

Helps fibromyalgia - People who suffer from fibromyalgia, a chronic condition that commonly causes muscle pain and disabling fatigue, may have low serotonin levels. By increasing the level of these neurochemicals, 5-HTP may improve pain tolerance. In a recent Italian study, the 200 fibromylagia sufferers who added 5-HTP to a regimen of conventional antidepressants experienced less pain than those who took the drugs or 5-HTP alone.

Headache Relief - Chronic headaches, especially migraines, are thought to be the result of low serotonin levels. Hydroxy Tryptophan (5-HTP) has been used successfully in the prevention of chronic headaches of various types, including migraine and tension headaches.

A study on the effectiveness of Hydroxy Tryptophan in treating headaches involving 124 people that suffer from migraines resulted in a full 71% of those that were given Hydroxy Tryptophan reported a significant improvement. 5-HTP tended to reduce the intensity and duration of the attacks.

There are many different types of headaches, but in general they fall into two distinct classes: vascular (referring to blood vessels) and nonvascular. It is believed that the initial arterial contractions may be triggered by low serotonin levels.

Whatever the correct explanation for migraine may be, there is little doubt that serotonin is involved. That is why migraine is called a serotonin- deficiency syndrome, and it is why many of the treatments for migraine focus on restoring proper serotonin levels.

Nonvascular headaches, or tension headaches, are believed to be caused by tightening of the muscles in the scalp, face, neck, or shoulders, usually as a result of stress. This may trigger pain through a pinching effect on nerves and their blood supplies. Pain from nonvascular headaches is usually steady and may range in severity from a dull ache to excruciating pain. The pain typically has a single focal point, such as the forehead or base of the skull, and progressively spreads to engulf the entire head in a viselike grip.

Although Hydroxy Tryptophan (5-HTP) has long been recommended for use in treating migraine headaches, there is a growing body of evidence that suggests it may benefit individuals who suffer from tension headaches as well. And because tension headaches represent about 90% of all headaches, additional research is being performed on this topic in an effort to alleviate the pain that this large segment of the population endures.

If you suffer from depression, fibromyalgia, chronic headaches or need help with weight loss, consider improving your serotonin levels with 5-HTP - Hydroxy Tryptophan.

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