Why You Want It
5-HTP is a precursor (or raw material) of serotonin. Your body uses serotonin to regulate things like mood and appetite and sleep patterns. But sometimes, our production of seratonin is not what it should be. Studies 1 have found that by taking a 5-HTP supplement, the amount of serotonin in the brain is increased. When you have higher levels of serotonin in your brain, several things can happen:
- You sleep better - In one study 2, people who took 5-HTP went to sleep quicker and slept more deeply than those who took a placebo.
- You feel happier - Some studies 3 have shown 5-HTP to be just as effective as prescription medications at relieving the symptoms of depression.
- You feel calmer and less stressed - There's a fine line between depression and anxiety, and often the treatments are similar. So its no big surprise that 5-HTP is great for stress and anxiety as well 4.
- You hurt less - Three studies 5 6 7 have suggested that 5-HTP can improve symptoms of fibromyalgia, including pain, anxiety, morning stiffness, and fatigue.
- your hunger dissipates and you actually feel fuller more often. Human studies 8 have shown women reducing the amount of carbs they eat naturally, without trying or even realizing it.
Why This Product Is The Better Choice
It takes a higher dose than many 5-HTP supplements contain in order to see real results. But that full dose (200MG 3x per day - with NO fillers, binders, or excess ingredients) is only part of what makes Formula5-HTP™ Your Formula For Success.
In addition to the full therapeutic dose of 5-HTP, it contains a full, scientifically formulated dose of Green Tea extract as well.
Why green tea?
In many scientific studies 9, green tea has been found to deliver benefits that dovetail perfectly with 5-HTP. Benefits such as:
- Fighting stress and anxiety - Green tea contains L-theanine, an amino acid that has been shown effective in reducing anxiety without making you drowsy 10.
- Helping you sleep- L-theanine has also been shown to increase the quality of sleep in several studies 11.
- Combating depression - Some studies 12 have found increasing amounts of green tea consumption can lead to a 44% decrease in the incidence of depression.
- Aiding in weight loss - In scientific studies 13, EGCG - a specific chemical component of green tea - has been found to stimulate thermogenesis... which means the burning of fat molecules for energy.
So as you can see, green tea is the perfect partner for 5-HTP. Together these two nutrients can do amazing things for your health. And NO other product on the market has this unique formula!
Are There Side Effects?
Potential side effects of 5-HTP include heartburn, stomach pain, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, drowsiness, sexual problems, and muscle problems.
In some people, green tea can cause stomach upset and constipation.
Always consult your doctor before beginning any nutritional supplement.
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Pharmacol Ther. 2006 Mar;109(3):325-38. Epub 2005 Jul 14. Serotonin a la carte: supplementation with the serotonin precursor 5-hydroxytryptophan. Turner EH, Loftis JM, Blackwell AD. Source Mood Disorders Center, Portland VA Medical Center, Portland, OR 97239, USA.
Prim Care. 2002 Jun;29(2):339-60, vii. Anxiety, depression, and insomnia. Larzelere MM, Wiseman P. Source Department of Family Medicine, Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center, School of Medicine, 200 West Esplanade Avenue, Suite 510, Kenner, LA 70065, USA.
Asian J Psychiatr. 2013 Feb;6(1):29-34. doi: 10.1016/j.ajp.2012.05.011. Epub 2012 Jul 12. Comparative study of efficacy of l-5-hydroxytryptophan and fluoxetine in patients presenting with first depressive episode. Jangid P, Malik P, Singh P, Sharma M, Gulia AK. Source Department of Psychiatry, Post Graduate Institute of Medical Sciences, Rohtak 124 001, Haryana, India.
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Primary fibromyalgia syndrome and 5-hydroxy-L-tryptophan: a 90-day open study. Sarzi Puttini P, Caruso I. Source Rheumatology Unit, L Sacco Hospital, Milan, Italy.
J Int Med Res. 1990 May-Jun;18(3):201-9. Double-blind study of 5-hydroxytryptophan versus placebo in the treatment of primary fibromyalgia syndrome. Caruso I, Sarzi Puttini P, Cazzola M, Azzolini V. Source Rheumatology Unit, L. Sacco Hospital, Milan, Italy.
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Eat Weight Disord. 2012 Mar;17(1):e22-8. doi: 10.3275/8165. Epub 2011 Dec 5. Relationship between the absorption of 5-hydroxytryptophan from an integrated diet, by means of Griffonia simplicifolia extract, and the effect on satiety in overweight females after oral spray administration. Rondanelli M, Opizzi A, Faliva M, Bucci M, Perna S.Source Department of Applied Health Sciences, Section of Human Nutrition and Dietetics, Faculty of Medicine, University of Pavia, Metabolic and Nutrition Unit, Azienda di Servizi alla Persona, Italy.
Int J Obes (Lond). 2009 Sep;33(9):956-61. doi: 10.1038/ijo.2009.135. Epub 2009 Jul 14. The effects of green tea on weight loss and weight maintenance: a meta-analysis. Hursel R, Viechtbauer W, Westerterp-Plantenga MS. Source Department of Human Biology, Nutrition and Toxicology Research Institute Maastricht (NUTRIM) Maastricht University, Maastricht, The Netherlands
J Sci Food Agric. 2011 Aug 30;91(11):1931-9. doi: 10.1002/jsfa.4373. Epub 2011 Mar 29. L-Theanine: properties, synthesis and isolation from tea. Vuong QV, Bowyer MC, Roach PD. Source School of Environmental and Life Sciences, University of Newcastle, Ourimbah, NSW 2258, Australia
Altern Med Rev. 2011 Dec;16(4):348-54. The effects of L-theanine (Suntheanine®) on objective sleep quality in boys with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD): a randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled clinical trial. Lyon MR, Kapoor MP, Juneja LR. Source University of British Columbia, BC, Canada.
Pharmacol Res. 2012 Jan;65(1):74-80. doi: 10.1016/j.phrs.2011.09.007. Epub 2011 Sep 22. Green tea polyphenols produce antidepressant-like effects in adult mice. Zhu WL, Shi HS, Wei YM, Wang SJ, Sun CY, Ding ZB, Lu L. Source National Institute on Drug Dependence, Peking University, 38 Xue Yuan Road, Beijing 100191, China.
J Am Coll Nutr. 2007 Aug;26(4):389S-395S. The effects of epigallocatechin-3-gallate on thermogenesis and fat oxidation in obese men: a pilot study. Boschmann M, Thielecke F. Source Universitary Medicine Berlin, Charité Campus Buch, Franz-Volhard-Center for Clinical Research, D-13125, Berlin, Germany