What is 5-HTP?


Was ist 5-HTP?

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1. what is 5-HTP?

  • 5-HTP is an amino acid. It is formed by the human organism from the amino acid L-tryptophan.
  • As a direct precursor of serotonin, 5-HTP can cross the blood-brain barrier and be effectively converted to serotonin.
  • This can greatly increase serotonin synthesis in the central nervous system.
  • The produced serotonin can perform its functions in the human organism.

    2. which foods contain L-tryptophan?

    Foods that contain L-tryptophan:

    • Legumes
    • Potatoes
    • Spinach
    • Endive
    • Fennel
    • Dandelion
    • Bananas
    • Dates
    • Beets

    3. symptoms of a serotonin deficiency

    You can recognize a serotonin deficiency by different symptoms:

    • Irritability
    • Inner tension
    • Headaches
    • Migraine
    • Difficulty concentrating
    • Feeling of hunger
    • listlessness
    • rapid exhaustion
    • constipation
    • tiredness

    4. 5-HTP in the form of food supplements

    5-HTP capsules or tablets can be taken together with water or juice. Depending on the goal, the time of intake also plays an important role. Those who take 5-HTP for better sleep should take it two hours before sleeping. For a permanent increase in serotonin levels, several portions can be taken throughout the day. We recommend taking 5-HTP capsules, which are free of artificial additives and produced in Germany. The half-life of 5-HTP is about five hours. The maximum effect is felt after two hours. Those who take 5-HTP to sleep better should take a portion two hours before going to bed.

    5-HTP Kapseln von Vitamineule

    Our recommendation:
    Vitamineule® 5-HTP capsules

    In our online shop you will find our 5-HTP capsules from Vitamineule®, which are completely free of artificial additives. Vitamineule® 5-HTP capsules contain 100mg 5-Hydroxytryptophan per capsule per capsule. Each tin contains 90 caps ules.In addition to fast & free shipping, we offer a voluntary six-month return guarantee on all products.

    5. conclusion: what is 5-HTP?

    5-HTP is an amino acid which is formed from L-tryptophan. Serotonin is produced from 5-HTP. Serotonin regulates mood and inhibits aggression. A serotonin deficiency is often suspected in cases of anxiety or mood swings. Then one should increase the serotonin deficiency for example by supplementing 5-HTP in the form of dietary supplements.

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