New Product: 5HTP
We have added another new magnificent product to our research compounds available in our store!
What Is 5HTP And How Does It Work?
5-Hydroxytryptophan (5-HTP) is an amino acid precursor of serotonin with a potential antidepressant, anti-anxiety, sleep, and weight management benefits.
5HTP can be converted to serotonin in the body. It is often used for depression. It has less evidence for insomnia and anxiety.
5HTP is a chemical byproduct of the protein building block L-tryptophan.
It is produced commercially from the seeds of an African plant known as Griffonia Simplicifolia.
5HTP works in the brain and central nervous system by increasing the production of the chemical serotonin.
Serotonin affects sleep, appetite, temperature, sexual behavior, and pain sensation.
Since 5HTP increases serotonin levels, it is used for conditions in which serotonin is believed to play an important role.
Why 5HTP And Not Just Tryptophan?
Well, there are some major benefits why you should research with 5HTP and not with regular Tryptophan.
The amino acid tryptophan is converted to 5HTP before it is converted to serotonin.
TPH1 and TPH2, the enzymes responsible for converting tryptophan to 5HTP, are the slowest (rate-limiting) enzymes in serotonin production.
5HTP is readily and freely converted to serotonin without biochemical inhibition.
Also, 5HTP only converts into serotonin while Tryptophan has other byproducts.
As well is 5HTP much easier to cross the blood-brain barrier since it does not compete with other amino acids.
Benefits Of 5HTP
5HTP is very bioavailable so it can be administered orally in your research project..
The most important benefits*:
- Improves sleep quality
Supplementation with 5HTP helps to restore the normal circadian rhythm and thus sleep patterns. It also increases GABA levels which promote better and deeper sleep.
- Antidepressant effects
5HTP works well against feelings of depression according to multiple studies especially in combination with SSRIs.
- Reduces panic attacks and anxiety
People who are prone to these feelings have in most cases low serotonin levels. With the aid of 5HTP serotonin levels increase and anxiety, feelings fade away.
- Suppresses appetite and helps weight loss
Supplementing with 5-HTP can mitigate carbohydrate craving and appetite. Thus, it could help with adherence to dietary interventions and weight loss
- Fights fibromyalgia
5-HTP supplementation has repeatedly been shown to improve symptoms of fibromyalgia since the early 1990s. People with fibromyalgia who take 5-HTP report reduced anxiety and depression, better sleep quality, and less pain.
- Fights migraines
The exact cause of migraines is still unknown, but many researchers and doctors now believe that low serotonin is at the root. So supplementing with 5HTP decreases the frequency of migraine attacks
So you see that 5HTP is a magnificent product for specific types of research.
*benefits have not been reviewed by the Food and Drugs Administration and are summarized from clinical trials.
Side Effects of 5HTP
5HTP comes with virtually no side effects.
The only reported side effects are lethargy and head rushes.
5HTP is available soon in our shop.
This magnificent product is an extremely interesting compound if you are searching for better sleep and a better and more relaxed mood.