Biocare 5-HTP 60 Capsules
Biocare 5 HTP provides 50 mg of 5-Hydroxytryptophan (5-HTP) per capsule in a natural form, extracted from Griffonia simplicifolia seed.
- 60 Capsules.
- Easy to take - 1 capsule per day.
- With no unnecessary additives or allergens.
- Extracted from the Griffonia simplicifolia seed.
- Presented in environmentally friendly, recyclable packaging.
- Provides 50 mg of 5-Hydroxytryptophan (5-HTP) per capsule in a natural form.
What does taking 5-HTP do?
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 in the treatment of insomnia, obesity, and many other conditions.
Does 5-HTP make you feel happy?
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
Does 5-HTP help 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.
Is 5-HTP a sedative?
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.