5-HTP For Mental & Physical Wellbeing

December 14, 2022

5-HTP helps boost body’s production of Serotonin, which can have a great impact on very important bodily functions like sleep, appetite, mood and general mental wellbeing. This explains raising demand for this product among customers, who struggle with insomnia or are looking for support in effective weight management. Read on to find out more about this increasingly popular food supplement.

What is 5-HTP?

5 htp from HTC Health, UK wholesaler of health supplements

5-Hydroxytryptophan (5-HTP) is a natural compound that is made by the body from the amino acid, tryptophan. 5-HTP is converted into Serotonin in the brain, which acts as a chemical messenger that sends signals between our nerves.

As an amino acid that regulates neurotransmitters, 5-HTP can have a positive impact on mood, sleep and general mental well-being, also helping to decrease appetite.

Key Health Benefits

Low serotonin levels are linked with depression, anxiety, sleep disorders and weight gain. So increasing the production of serotonin may help alleviate these health concerns, making 5-HTP an increasingly popular food supplement

Serotonin can be converted into the sleep hormone melatonin. This hormone plays a vital role in regulating are sleeping cycles, and some sleeping disorder are down to unbalanced melatonin levels. In the UK melatonin cannot is not considered a food supplements and cannot be purchased over the counter. Supplementing with 5-HTP may help improve sleep by increasing melatonin levels.

Some forms of depression are thought to be caused by low serotonin levels, which are why some doctors prescribe Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitors, which increases serotonin levels. Some studies suggest that 5-HTP supplementation can improve the efficacy of these anti-depressant medications.

Some forms of migraines may also be caused by low serotonin levels. Clinical research demonstrated that 5-HTP was able to prevent or lessen then number of migraine attacks suffered over a 6-month period. This finding was backed by another research study, finding 5-HTP supplementation reduce headache frequency by 70%, whereas the placebo group only experienced an 11% reduction.

Weight Management
Serotonin is nature’s own appetite suppressant when consumed with sweet or starchy carbohydrates. Increased production of serotonin can result in reduction of appetite and less frequent cravings for “comfort food”, which is why 5-HTP is popular with people looking for support in achieving their weight-loss goals.

Buy Quality Products From A Renowned Supplier

At HTC we offer 5-HTP in bovine gelatin hard capsules, each packing 50mg of the active ingredient, with a low MOQ of 10,000 capsules. For more information on these products or for a free instant quote, contact our sales team now on +44 1923 652529 or email sales@htc.co.uk.

*Claims for food supplements mentioned in this article are not meant for general public, but are purely for information of food supplement industry professionals. Please note that the claims are not authorised by European Food Safety Authority for use on labels or marketing materials