Natural amino acid
Serotone provides 5HTP, a natural amino acid and the pre-cursor to serotonin, which is used in the body for neurotransmitter production and has a role to play in maintaining normal nerve and brain function. 5HTP is found naturally in Griffonia simplicifolia. Serotonin may also be converted to Melatonin, important in the sleep-wake cycle. Serotone also contains B vitamins and zinc.
Best taken in the evening with a carbohydrate snack. Does not contain Valerian.
~ Amino acid needed for neurotransmitter production
~ Sourced from the Griffonia simplicifolia seed
~ Available in 50 mg or 100 mg tablets
5-Hydroxytryptophan (5-HTP) is an amino acid that is the intermediate step between tryptophan and the important brain chemical serotonin. There is a massive amount of evidence that suggests that low serotonin levels are a common consequence of modern living. The lifestyle and dietary practices of many people living in this stress-filled era results in 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 maladies are correctable by raising brain serotonin levels.
The primary therapeutic applications for 5-HTP are low serotonin states as listed below. Conditions associated with low serotonin levels helped by 5-HTP :
~ Carbohydrate craving
~ Sleep apnea
~ Migraine headaches
~ Tension headaches
~ Chronic daily headaches
~ Premenstrual syndrome