Benefits of 5-HTP, Dosage and Side Effects
There are many nutrients and vitamins which our body produces naturally. 5-hydrooxytrptophan (5-HTP) is an amino acid which is produced by our body. Our body use 5HTP to produce serotonin. Serotonin is a kind of messenger which send signals between our nerve cells.
Sleep disorders, depression, anxiety, weight gain & many other health problems can arise if our body produces less serotonin. Therefore, It is essential to keep a healthy balance of serotonin in our body in order to avoid such conditions.
Though consuming 5-HTP bring following possible benefits.
- Helps in making you feel full and reduces appetite, eventually cause losing weight.
- Aids to decrease depression by boosting serotonin levels.
- Can help reduce migraine frequency.
- Aids in promoting sleep by boosting melatonin in the body.
- Helps keeping mood relaxed
5-HTP could cause possible side effects too such as, some people could experience vomiting, diarrhea, nausea and stomach pain. These side effects are caused by overdosing of 5-HTP supplement.
It can also react with other medicines which increase serotonin, ultimately increasing serotonin in body and causes serotonin syndrome. Its increased dose can cause oversleeping habit, and people may feel sleepier.
As 5-HTP is not present in any food so it is taken by a food supplement only. Its recommended dose varies from 100mg to 200mg. 100mg is considered to be safer according to nutritionists. Depending upon conditions your dietitian may increase its dose.
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