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Protocol For Life Balance 5HTP (90 V Caps, 100mg)
Protocol For Life Balance 5HTP For Insomnia and Mood Enhancer (100mg)

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5-HTP (5-Hydroxytrtyptophan) is the intermediate precursor in the natural synthesis of serotonin, a neurotransmitter that helps to regulate mood, appetite, and sleep/wake cycles. 5-HTP readily crosses the blood-brain barrier and clinical studies suggest that 5-HTP can support healthy serotonin levels. Serotonin is associated with positive mood and provides a substrate for the production of melatonin. 5-HTP is extracted from the bean of the African plant Griffonia simplicifolia, a natural vegetable source.

  • Natural Source
  • Supports Positive Mood
  • Promotes Healthy Sleep Patterns

There is a massive amount of evidence that suggests that low serotonin levels are a common consequence of modern living. The lifestyle and dietary practices of many people living in this stress-filled era results in lowered levels of serotonin within the brain.

As a result, many people are overweight, crave sugar and other carbohydrates, experience bouts of depression, get frequent headaches, and have vague muscle aches and pain. All of these maladies are correctable by raising brain serotonin levels. The primary therapeutic applications for 5-HTP are low serotonin levels.

Serotonin is a neurotransmitter, or brain hormone, responsible for regulating sleep, pain, mood, digestion, and mental clarity. Serotonin is created by the amino acid 5-Hydroxytrtyptophan (5HTP) in cooperation with magnesium, and the B vitamins (especially B6, B3 and B12).

Serotonin helps promote deep restorative sleep. Serotonin also raises a person’s pain threshold (decreases pain), normalizes digestion, increases mental function, elevates mood, reduces anxiety and is known as the “happy hormone.” The higher one’s serotonin level, the higher their pain threshold (less pain).

Suggested Use: Take 1 VCap daily, preferably on an empty stomach at bedtime. For intensive use, take up to 3 VCaps daily in divided doses, or as directed by your healthcare practitioner. One bottle can last up to three months depending on dosage.

Cautions/Interactions: May cause mild, but transient GI discomfort. 5-HTP should be used with caution in combination with any serotonergic drug or herb, including SSRIs, MAOIs and St. John’s wort. If you are taking any of these medications or if you are planning any surgical procedures, consult your healthcare practitioner prior to using this product. Individuals with a history of cardiac conditions, use only under the direction of your healthcare practitioner. Not recommended for pregnant or nursing women.

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good service and good price August 21, 2013
Reviewer: Anonymous Person from Knoxville, TN United States  
good service and good price

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Mood Enhancer October 8, 2012
Reviewer: viorela  
I think it is OK. I will try more.

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5HTP March 5, 2012
Reviewer: Yvonne Keeny from Shawnee, KS United States  
As a former fibromyalgia sufferer, I use Essential Therapeutics 5HTP to help me sleep. A friend of mine has found it helps relieve her depression, anxiety and PMS.

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