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A healthy liver is essential to proper conversion of tryptophan to 5-HTP and then serotonin. Serotonin is the neurotransmitter that tells your brain that you are satisfied and do not need to eat anymore. Serotonin deficiency contributes to weight gain, depression, sleeplessness and other symptoms. Low serotonin levels also lead to carbohydrate cravings (sugar cravings) and overeating. 5-HTP reduces appetite, while it also enhances your mood, and increases your energy levels.
5-HTP has also been extensively researched for the treatment of depression, insomnia and other sleep disorders. 5-HTP allows for natural sleep without the drugged feeling in the morning which can occur in those taking prescription sedatives.
5-HTP provides natural relief for depression and related problems like anxiety without the side effects of pharmaceutical alternatives.
Weight loss is another benefit achieved from taking 5-HTP. One small, but well-controlled trial using 900mg a day of 5-HTP in 20 obese individuals found that during the first 6 weeks of the study where the participants were allowed to eat their usual diet and the following 7 to 12 weeks where they were placed on a diet, researchers found a significant weight loss in the 5-HTP group but not in those taking a placebo or fake pill.
HappySense containing 5-HTP is enteric coated. Other 5-HTP products can cause nausea when optimal doses are taken. When 5-HTP is enteric-coated no nausea occurs.
Make sure that you take a multivitamin with minerals (like FemmEssentials for women or Forward Plus for men) to ensure you get adequate levels of magnesium, vitamin B6 and niacin (vitamin B3) because these nutrients work to aid in the conversion to 5-HTP. If you are taking MAO inhibitors, SSRIs (Prozac, Luvox, Paxil, Effexor, Zoloft) and/or the tricyclic antidepressants (Elavil, Tofranil, Pamelor) or St. John’s wort do not take 5-HTP without discussing it with your health care provider.
What to expect from this product:
• Stops carbohydrate cravings
• Enhances serotonin - our happy hormone
• Improves mild depression
• Reduces PMS symptoms
• Aids restful sleep
• Helps prevent anxiety
• Reduces menopause stress
• Provides fibromyalgia relief
• Reduces panic attacks
• Aids weight loss
|Serving Size:||1 Caplet|
|Per Container:||180 Caplets|
|Ingredients (Amount Per Serving)||50 mg 5-HTP (5-Hydroxytryptophan)
(99% pure 5-hydroxytryptophan)
|Other Ingredients||Dicalcium Phosphate, Microcrystalline Cellulose, Coating, Purified Water, Vegetable Grade Magnesium Stearate|
1-2 caplets, 3 times daily or as directed by a health practitioner. Take 1 – 2 caplets at breakfast, 1- 2 caplets at supper and 1- 2 caplets just before bed for best results.
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