Jarrow Formulas 5-HTP 60 Veg CapsRegular price £19.00
What is 5-HTP?
5-HTP is a metabolite of tryptophan, an essential amino acid which works to support natural levels of serotonin in the brain. 5-HTP is sourced from the plant Griffonia simplicifolia. It is free from synthetic compounds and has a high level of natural purity.
Why should an athlete start taking 5-HTP?
Depleted or low serotonin levels are increasingly becoming more prevalent in modern life, brought on by poor diet, periods of high stress and other environmental factors. This can have major negative impacts on mood and more specifically quality of restful sleep.
Your rest is inarguably a huge part of everyday health and wellness. Sleep is even more increasingly important when you're actively training and with regularity. It is essential for both an optimised workout and our individual fitness goals that we strive for the best rest to push forward towards results.
What happens when you get a lack of sleep?
Research shows that lack of sleep increases the risk for obesity, heart disease and infections. Throughout the night, your heart rate, breathing rate and blood pressure rise and fall, a process that may be important for cardiovascular health. Your body releases hormones during sleep that help repair cells and control the body’s use of energy. These hormone changes can affect your body weight.
Ongoing research shows a lack of sleep can produce diabetic-like conditions in otherwise healthy people. A good night’s sleep consists of 4 to 5 sleep cycles. Each cycle includes periods of deep sleep and rapid eye movement (REM) sleep when we dream. As the night goes on, the portion of that cycle that is in REM sleep increases.
What are the main benefits of 5-HTP
- 100 mg naturally extracted 5-HTP
- Melatonin precursor which may promote sleep
- Enhances natural serotonin production
- Supports healthy sleep and mood
Should you simply use l-tryptophan alone?
Supplementing with 5-HTP is actually a far more effective way at boosting serotonin levels than with l-tryptophan alone, this because l-tryptophan is used for many other processes as well, whereas 5-HTP is a much more direct path at boosting serotonin.
Jarrow Formulas 5-HTP nutritional information
Serving size 1 capsule
Servings per container - 60
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