The Benefits of 5-HTP

What is 5-Hydroxytryptophan (5-HTP)?

5-HTP or GABA is a mood stabilizer that is usually paired with ingredients such as CBD or DHM in order to boost or maintain serotonin production. We see more people looking for a serotonin balance as televisions, computers, and phones stimulate the brain in addition to any drinking or activity that may throw off your natural brain chemistry. [1]

What are the benefits of 5-Hydroxytryptophan (5-HTP)?

5-Hydroxytryptophan or 5-HTP is a naturally occurring amino acid. The human body uses 5-HTP to produce serotonin. Serotonin deficiency can lead to issues with sleep, obesity, anxiety, depression, and other health issues. GABA works with 5-HTP to produce serotonin, stabilizing your mood. [2], [3] The combination of the two is a great combatant for hangovers as many people suffer from low serotonin levels the day or days after drinking. Studies have shown that intake of 5-HTP results in eating fewer calories. [4] Eating fewer calories can result in stable blood sugar, which centers your mood. Stress and depression are two common reasons for overeating. 5-HTP been administered to people that deal with any or all of these issues. 5-HTP is also known to help prevent migraines or the frequency of headaches. [5]

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