Ancient Purity presents 5 HTP, in bioavailable “Food State” this natural supplement has been used to help with many conditions, including depression, obesity, carbohydrate craving, bulimia, insomnia, narcolepsy, sleep apnea, migraine, headaches, and fibromyalgia. The body makes 5-HTP from tryptophan (an essential amino acid) and converts it to an important brain chemical known as serotonin. Tryptophan and 5-HTP dietary supplements help raise serotonin levels in the brain, which may have a positive effect on sleep, mood, anxiety, aggression, appetite, temperature, sexual behaviour, and pain sensation.
Depression – Low levels of serotonin in the brain can contribute to the development of depression. Many drugs prescribed for depression increase serotonin levels. Some studies indicate that 5-HTP may be as effective as certain antidepressant drugs in treating individuals with mild to moderate depression. There are many causes for anxiety including lifestyle and your overall health. Some nutrients such as essential fatty acids, vitamins, and minerals, play a major role in mental wellness. Psychologically distressed adults eat differently than emotionally healthy adults which can increase anxiety. Naturally occurring compounds in the body, taken in supplement form, may also improve mood and reduce anxiety. When used with a healthy diet and exercise regimen, supplements may help maintain enhanced emotional wellness.
5-HTP is an amino acid, safe precursor to serotonin. It’s food based, containing 5-HTP in a bio-effective form, comprising the natural shrub Griffonia Simplicifolia and nutrients needed for the effective conversion of 5-HTP to serotonin including Magnesium and Vitamin B6. 5-HTP acts similar to anti-depressants often prescribed for generalised forms of low mood / anxiety.