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5-Hydroxytrytophan, 5-HTP

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Most Common Name: 5-HTP
Also Known As (other names): 5-Hydroxytrytophan

Often described as the better alternative to Prozac, 5-HTP or 5-Hydroxytrytophan is one of the important neurotransmitters we need for effective brain function. 5-HTP is closely related to serotonin.

5-HTP (5-Hydroxytrytophan) is made from an extract of the Griffonia Simplicifolia plant.

Poor diet, stress and a lack of exercise is unfortunately a way of life for many city dwellers. This not only wreaks havoc on the body but it is also strongly correlated to low levels of serotonin. A lack of serotonin leads to mood swings, depression and insomnia. Low levels of serotonin has also been associated with reduced intellectual ability.

5-HTP increases the cell's production of serotonin and has been reported to be better tolerated than SSRIs.

It is used for, or in treatment of:

 InsomniaAnxietyCognitive enhancement
PMSFybromyalgiaMood swings


Side effects, Contraindications, do not use if:

EuphoriaGastric upsetsDiarrhoea
Stomach cramps  
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