5-HTP - For something that seems so simple, getting a good night's sleep can be challenging for many people. In fact, about 30-40% of adults experience the inability to fall asleep and awaken refreshed at least some of the time.
The sleep-wake cycle - Deep within the brain, the pineal gland produces the sleep hormone melatonin. Its role in the sleep-wake cycle (also known as a circadian rhythm) is to cause drowsiness and lower your body temperature when it gets dark to encourage sleep. Healthy melatonin levels rise in the evening and start to decrease in the early morning hours.
Serotonin is the partner hormone in the sleep-wake cycle. Released in response to sunlight, serotonin is highest in the morning. This hormone is also responsible for stimulating the release of melatonin within the pineal gland.
When sleep doesn't come - Imbalances of melatonin and serotonin can hamper the sleep-wake circadian rhythms, and, unfortunately, we produce less melatonin as we age. Dietary deficiency of carbohydrates, vitamin B6 and the essential amino acid tryptophan can also reduce the production of serotonin.
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Serotonin is a neurotransmitter that contributes to memory and learning, as well as to feelings of well-being. In fact, it has been nick-named the "feel good" hormone. 5HTP is a precursor to serotonin synthesis.
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Most Helpful Customer Reviews
My husband has bouts of mild depression but didn't want to take antidepressants so I did some research and found out that 5-HTP can help depression symptoms. It doesn't work as good as antidepressants but it does give a small mood boost. This is our first time using this brand and it works just as well as any of the other brands we've used in the past and better than some of the other brands. The price is much better than most of the other brands we've gotten in the past. My husband takes 200mg a day, and that is enough for him to notice a mood boost. He tried 100mg a day in the past and it wasn't enough to notice a difference, so with taking two pills a day it makes this a 15 day supply instead of a 30 day supply. I wish it was a 200mg pill but other than that I love these pills. I received a discount on this item in exchange for my honest, unbiased review.
I bought this 5-HTP to help me reduce my serotonin levels. I had been struggling with insomnia and moodiness so I thought this couldn’t hurt. I have seen a increase in appetite and feel my mood is starting to stabilize a bit. I have taken many different meds for this over the years and I really like the effect that the Mt. Angel 5-HTP has been having on me. I have not taken sleeping pills since I've been on 5-HTP I can honestly say I am going to sleep and staying a sleep. I truly believe this is a great product I won't be without.
I received this product at a discount in exchange for my honest and unbiased opinion.
We've used 5-HTP in our family for years. With two kids on the autism spectrum, this was recommended to me by a neurologist around 2010 when one of my kids was sleeping about an hour a day and we had exhausted all pharmaceuticals to help her sleep to absolutely no avail. Melatonin also never had any affect on her. 5-HTP was the only thing that helped her stay asleep longer than one hour so it has been a must have ever since. While the benefits for sleep were apparent immediately, there has also been some success with moods. And that wasn't and isn't quite so apparent until we run out of it and I think maybe we don't need anymore. Then the sadness and crying and blues come back with a vengeance. So...we try not to run out of this stuff.
I really like Mt. Angel Vitamins. They do not include any yeast, soy, gluten, milk, egg, or preservatives. Again, being an autism family, yeast, soy, gluten and milk are our worst enemies. These vegetarian capsules are smaller than...
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