5-HTP is widely used as a safe antidepressant and mood enhancer.When consumed 5-HTP is converted into serotonin (a neurotransmitter, which relays signals between brain cells). Since serotonin helps regulate mood and behavior, there is evidence that 5-HTP has a positive effect on sleep, mood, anxiety, appetite, and pain sensation.Unfortunatelly 5-HTP is not found in the foods we eat. Tryptophan is (later converted into 5-HTP). However, eating foods with high content of tryptophan does not increase 5-HTP levels very much.5-HTP is one of the simplest ways increase brain serotonin levels.
5-HTP and Weight Loss
For the purpose of reducing weight, 5-HTP should be taken with meals. Using 5-HTP in this manner increases satiety from food at the same time resulting in decrease in body weight.
Why Raw Powders™ 5-HTP ?
We offer only highest quality, pure 5-HTP with no fillers, sweeteners and other impurities added in.
Increased serotonin levels
Decreased apetite and body weight
Helps fight against stress and depression
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Take 1 tablet (200 mg) 1-3 times daily
Not recomended with
Green Tea Catechins (both EGCG and EGC)
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