5-HTP -99% Pure - Griffonia Simplicifolia - 10g
5-HTP (5-hydroxytryptophan) is the precursor of the important neurotransmitter serotonin, which regulates various vital processes in the body such as healthy sleep, emotional stability, pain sensitivity and appetite. Clinical studies have shown that 5-HTP can help increase the amount of serotonin in the brain. A deficiency of this neurotransmitter can lead to bodily and mental problems such as depression, insomnia, fears, migraine and excessive appetite.
5-HTP as a health product
5-HTP as a supplement has been strongly rising in popularity in the last couple of years. This powder, which is extracted from the griffionia simplicifolia plant, is said to help with a wide range of health aspects. It is become a well-known product for people that are looking to improve their sleep, but also health-conscious people in general. It is also said to help with stressful situations, to improve your appetite and even boost sexual behavior. Let’s take a look at how 5-HTP works and what it does in our body.
Our digestive organs and the central nervous system are responsible for creating a neurotransmitter called serotonin. This chemically produced substance is responsible for several aspects of our behavior, such as appetite, mood, sleep, memory, learning process and sexual behavior. As soon as a stressful period threatens to occur, the serotonin level in your body drops. As soon as this happens, you may experience a loss of appetite, a sleep disorder and even depression. When 5-HTP is taken, the substance is eventually converted into serotonin. This herb creates a biological synthesis of new serotonin molecules and thus increasing the serotonin level.
5-HTP makes you feel better
While 5-HTP is used for a wide range of health reasons, ‘feeling better’ is one of the most sought after effects. 5-HTP is often used by people seeking to reduce symptoms of depression and feeling bad overall. Some studies suggest that 5-HTP has the potential to treat certain mental problems, but some larger studies are needed to confirm these smaller studies. Meanwhile, 5-HTP is also said to keep your appetite under control, which results in eating less calories and thus losing weight. That alone will often make people feel better about themselves!
5-HTP as an after-party product
Because the consumption of drugs such as MDMA or XTC leaves you with a flushed out stock of the neurotransmitter serotonin, 5-HTP has become extremely popular to use after taking these substances. While taking these drugs, the body releases a big amount of serotonin, resulting in that sought after loving, happy feeling. While this is often reported as great while the substance is working, the days after are often less pleasurable. With a decreased amount of serotonin, the user will feel grumpy and in a bad mood. 5-HTP is said to able to replenish the neurotransmitter to improve the rate at wich someone feels better after partying.