Premium Powders 5-HTP (L-5-Hydroxytryptophan) is a precursor to serotonin which is a neurotransmitter involved with sending messages through the nervous system. These messages contribute to a persons well being and can endorse a calm, relaxed mood.
One of the most studied areas on 5-HTP are on its benefits against depression(2) which is one of the most common side effects from running an anabolic cycle or steroid cycle. But 5-HTP can help anyone, in any situation, to minimize emotional blues.
Supplementing with 5-HTP may also improve sleep and help to mitigate symptoms of anxiety. Sleep is one of the most important things our body needs for recovery so any bodybuilder or athlete can benefit from the improved rest 5-HTP helps to provide. 5-HTP is also touted as a powerful appetite suppressant and may help to curb weight gain in obese or overweight individuals(1).
5-HTP is commonly referred to by several other names, here is a list: 5HTP, 5 HTP, 5 Hydroxy-Tryptophan, 5 Hydroxy-Tryptophane, 5-hydroxytryptophan, 5-Hydroxytryptophane, 5-Hydroxy L-Tryptophan, 5-Hydroxy L-Tryptophane, 5-Hydroxy Tryptophan, 5-Hydroxy Tryptophane, 5-L-Hydroxytryptophan, L-5 HTP, L-5 hydroxytryptophan, L-5 Hydroxytryptophane, Oxitriptan.
What kind of results can I expect from supplementing with 5HTP?
May improve feelings of happiness and overall mood
May help to reduce anxiety and promote calm relaxed feelings
May work as an appetite suppressant
May improve sleep and restfulness
May help to relieve depression
May reduce symptoms of insomnia
May reduce symptoms of migraines
What dosage should I take?
For adults, take two (2) Capsules once daily as needed or at bedtime as 5-HTP may produce drowsiness.
What side effects can I expect?
Negative side effects are rare but may include heartburn, stomach pain, nausea, or vomiting. If negative side effects should occur stop taking immediately and consult your physician.
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As with any dietary supplement, we recommend that you consult a physician before use.
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