For more than 30 years, the natural dietary supplement 5-Hydroxytryptophan, better known as 5-HTP, has been encouraging the body’s ability to frankly, feel good! 5-Hydroxytryptophan (5-HTP) is a precursor and metabolic intermediate in the biosynthesis of the neurotransmitters, serotonin and melatonin. The naturally occurring essential amino acid tryptophan, when acted upon by the enzyme tryptophan hydroxylase, converts to 5-HTP. 5-HTP is then decarboxylated to serotonin, thereby elevating extracellular serum serotonin levels. This occurs both in the nervous tissue and in the liver. In the target specific, nanosphere liposome form, it is not enzymatically degraded neither do amino acids compete with it for absorption, which allows it to easily cross the blood-brain barrier.
There is a large body of evidence suggesting that low serum serotonin levels are a common consequence of “modern living”. Another disease of civilization! Lifestyles and dietary practices of many people living in this stress-filled era contribute to lowered levels of serotonin within the brain. As a result, many people are overweight, crave sugar and other carbohydrates, experience bouts of depression, get frequent headaches, and have vague muscle aches and pain. All of these and much more may be correctable by raising brain serotonin levels.
Medical studies, journals and reviews all report that 5-HTP and its role in serotonin stability and production, positively affect a number of health-related circumstances. The drug free ability to feel good gives patients an edge in dealing with pain and illness. A naturally created sense of wellbeing helps to alleviate symptoms of other medical conditions, making the serotonin support what 5-HTP offers, a significant healing advantage. Beyond its application for antidepressant use in managing mood disorders, 5-HTP has been shown to offer nutritional benefits for symptoms of eating disorders, autism, fibromyalgia, migraine headache pain and premenstrual syndrome. Favorable nutritional indications for 5-HTP have also been found for patients with heart disease, narcolepsy and obesity. For insomnia, 5-HTP has been linked to the pineal gland in the promotion of melatonin production.
Other neurotransmitters and CNS chemicals, such as melatonin, dopamine, nor-epinephrine, and beta-endorphin have also been shown to increase following oral administration of assimilable 5-HTP. When serotonin levels are out of balance or deficient, anxiety, panic attacks, depression and insomnia are more likely to occur. HIGHLY ASSIMIBLE 5-HTP Liposome merits a place at the front of the ranks of the serotonin enhancers instead of being used as a last resort!
Liposome greatly increases absorption & assimilation and protects from stomach & duodenal acids. Oral 5HTP products can often cause digestive disturbance. This patented nanosphere liposome is fast acting and calming and does not create digestive distress.
Causal Chain Ingredients: Vitamin B6 (as Pyridoxal 5 Phosphate) 7.5 mg, 5-Hydroxytryptophan (5-HTP) (Griffonia simplicifolia seed) 25 mg.