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Normal brain function and nervous system activity are dependent on a number of factors such 5-Hydroxytryptophan (5-HTP). 5-HTP is a naturally occurring amino acid that helps support neurotransmitter production.


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BioCare 5-HTP product Information

Product Type: Health Supplement to aid brain function

Normal brain function and nervous system activity are dependent on a number of factors. 5-Hydroxytryptophan (5-HTP) is a naturally occurring amino acid that helps support neurotransmitter production.

BioCare 5-HTP provides a highly refined single plant extract of the seeds of the West African griffonia simplicifolia tree and contains no artificial additives or common allergens.

 

About 5-HTP

5-HTP is used for sleep disorders such as insomnia, depression, anxiety, migraine and tension-type headaches, fibromyalgia, obesity, premenstrual syndrome (PMS), premenstrual dysphoric disorder (PMDD), attention deficit-hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), seizure disorder, and Parkinson's disease..

How does 5-HTP work?

5-HTP works by increasing the production of the chemical serotonin. Serotonin can affect sleep, appetite, temperature, sexual behaviour, and pain sensation. It is used for several diseases where serotonin is believed to play an important role including depression, insomnia, obesity, and many other conditions.

5-HTP and Depression.

Some clinical research shows that taking 5-HTP by mouth improves symptoms of depression. Several studies have found that doses of 150-3000 mg daily for 2-4 weeks can improve symptoms of depression. Some early research shows that 5-HTP might be as beneficial as conventional antidepressant therapy for some people.

While the exact cause of depression is largely unknown, some researchers believe that a serotonin imbalance may influence your mood in a way that leads to depression.

5-HTP supplements are thought to treat depression by increasing serotonin levels.

5-HTP can Aid Weight Loss by Increasing Feelings of Fullness

5-HTP may increase feelings of fullness, causing you to eat less and lose weight.

Weight loss can increase the production of hormones that make you feel hungry. These feelings of constant hunger can make losing weight unsustainable in the long term.

5-HTP may counteract these hunger-inducing hormones, working to suppress appetite and help you lose weight.

In one study, 20 people with diabetes were randomly assigned to receive either 5-HTP or a placebo for two weeks. The results showed that those who received 5-HTP consumed approximately 435 fewer calories per day, compared to the placebo group.

What’s more, 5-HTP inhibited the intake of calories from carbohydrates, which was associated with better blood sugar control.

Many other studies have also found that 5-HTP increased feelings of fullness and aided weight loss in overweight or obese people.

Moreover, animal studies have shown that 5-HTP may reduce excessive food intake due to stress or depression.

5-HTP improved Symptoms of Fibromyalgia

Supplementing with 5-HTP may improve symptoms of fibromyalgia, a condition characterized by muscle and bone pain, as well as general weakness.

There is currently no known cause of fibromyalgia, but low serotonin levels have been associated with the condition.

This has led researchers to believe that increasing serotonin levels through 5-HTP supplements may benefit people with fibromyalgia. Indeed, early evidence suggests that 5-HTP may improve symptoms of fibromyalgia, including muscle pain, sleep problems, anxiety and fatigue.

However, not enough research has been conducted to draw any clear conclusions about the effectiveness of 5-HTP at improving fibromyalgia symptoms.

5-HTP is said to help with migraines

While their exact cause is debated, some researchers believe that migraines are triggered by low serotonin levels. One study in 124 people compared the ability of 5-HTP and methysergide, a common migraine medication, to prevent migraines. It found that supplementing with 5-HTP daily for six months prevented or significantly decreased the number of migraine attacks in 71% of participants.

In another study in 48 students, 5-HTP produced a 70% decrease in headache frequency, compared to an 11% decrease in the placebo group (34Trusted Source).

5-HTP and sleep

Melatonin plays an important role in regulating sleep as its levels begin to rise in the evening to promote sleep and fall in the morning to help wake you up. Therefore, supplementing with 5-HTP may promote sleep by increasing melatonin production in your body.

One human-based study showed that a combination of 5-HTP and gamma-aminobutyric acid (GABA) significantly reduced the time it took to fall asleep, increased sleep duration and improved sleep quality.

GABA is a chemical messenger that promotes relaxation. Combining it with 5-HTP likely has a synergistic effect.

In fact, several animal and insect studies suggest that 5-HTP improves sleep quality and that the effect is greater when combined with GABA.

While these results are promising, the lack of human-based studies makes it difficult to recommend 5-HTP for improving sleep quality, especially when it is used in isolation.

BioCare 5-HTP Ingredients

Bulking agent (microcrystalline cellulose), capsule shell (hydroxypropylmethyl cellulose), griffonia simplifica seed extract (providing5-HTP),anti-caking agent (magnesium stearate).

BioCare 5-HTP Dosage

One capsule of BioCare 5-HTP taken daily with food, or as professionally directed. For adults only.

BioCare 5-HTP Cautions

Do not take if pregnant, planning a pregnancy or breastfeeding. If you

 


About BioCare

With almost 30 years’ expertise in developing professional nutritional supplements, BioCare provide the most effective and highest quality products, accompanied by the best level of support and service, to effectively meet the needs of each individual.

BioCare Quality

BioCare use the best possible ingredients and processes to ensure our products are of the highest quality. Some of our products are independently tested to ensure they meet the stringent purity standards required by WADA (World Anti-Doping Agency) for athletes. Look out for our ‘Informed Sport’ products in the catalogue.

BioCare provide nutrients in the most bioavailable forms and avoid the use of unnecessary additives and allergens to create a range of hypoallergenic products suited to the most sensitive individuals.

BioCare Innovation

BioCare specialise in devising the most clinically effective nutritional solutions based on the latest research and clinical practice, working closely with leading practitioners and scientists in the field.

BioCare pride themselves on providing a range of flexible solutions to suit any situation: capsules, liquids, powders, oils and sachets.

BioCare are proud that their products are designed and manufactured in the UK.

BioCare employ a number of unique, state-of-the-art product technologies, including BioMulsion® and MicroCell®- unique emulsification technologies with clinically-proven superior absorption - and DuoCap® technology, which allows them to separate the incompatible ingredients in different compartments within one capsule to be released discretely, maximising effectiveness.

BioCare Support

Their recipe for being such a successful health supplement provider is:

  • Be at the forefront of science & studies trends
  • listen to what practitioners and customers tell us
  • Design, test and manufacture scientifically sound formulations, in diverse forms with maximum bio-availability
  • Ensure that processes are based on credible studies
  • Use only top quality ingredients
  • Advise, support and educate through a Clinical Nutrition Team of the highest expertise who can help practitioners with product.
  • Ensure unrivalled customer service
  • Provide Education programmes
  • As far as possible ensure same day dispatch.

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There are only a few organisations approved by Biocare to sell their products. The organisation has to be vetted by BioCare for knowledge, customer service andhow products are stored. You should never buy BioCare products from a store that is not able to show the BioCare Approved Recommender Logo as the products my be short dated, badly stored (important for goods that need to be refrigerated for example), or may have been obtained form sources other than BioCare themselves. They may even not be genuine BioCare products.

To preserve the integrity of BioCare products, only Approved Recommenders may sell Biocare products and must do so on their own approved websites. Any Biocare products you see on other seller sites such as Amazon and eBay HAVE NOT been purchased direct from BioCare and you buy them at your own risk.


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