If you want to increase your serotonin level, the first thing that often comes to mind is the additional intake of L-tryptophan. Since tryptophane itself can only overcome the blood-brain barrier to a limited extent, this effect is usually limited. 5-Hydroxytryptophan, or 5-HTP for short, is the intermediate stage of tryptophan and serotonin. In contrast to tryptophane, 5-HTP can cross the blood-brain barrier without any problems and is directly converted to serotonin in the brain. In this blog post you will find out everything about the effect, dosage, side effects and important facts about 5-HTP.
Surely you know the situation: You lie awake in bed at night and can't fall asleep. The next day you wake up and feel anything but rested and regenerated. If this happens to you often, you are not alone. About 30% of Germans have problems falling asleep or have difficulty sleeping through the night. Surely you have already read some blog posts on the subject of sleeping that give you tips on how to fall asleep more easily. These include, for example, a regulated sleep rhythm, a cool bedroom or even the night mode of your PC. In this article, however, we would like to address a factor that is often forgotten.