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1. how long does it take for 5-HTP to take effect?
5-HTP is a natural precursor in the human organism. This is obtained from the amino acid tryptophan, which is found in many foods. These include red meat, turkey and fish. In the liver, tryptophan is converted into 5-HTP. In the brain, it is further processed into the neurotransmitter serotonin. When supplementing 5-HTP in the form of food supplements, the correct dosage of 5-HTP is always important. This should always be dosed individually with a doctor in the case of acute complaints. Many people feel relief from the first intake, for others it can take up to two weeks if the dose of 5-HTP is too low.
2) Are there people who are not allowed to take 5-HTP?
Most people tolerate 5-HTP without any problems. However, those who do not tolerate 5-HTP after the first few doses and react with nausea should reduce the dose or stop taking the product. Those who take certain medications such as antidepressants should check with their doctor whether it is possible to take 5-HTP in addition. Those who take 5-HTP and serotonin reuptake inhibitors without consultation risk excessive serotonin levels. This can lead to side effects such as chills and circulatory problems.
3. What can be the symptoms and consequences of serotonin deficiency?
Those suffering from a serotonin deficiency may experience the following symptoms:
- Strong feeling of hunger
- Depressive moods
- Chronic fatigue
- Constipation and irritable bowel syndrome
- Inner tension
- Headaches and migraines
- Low concentration
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 servings 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. After two hours, the maximum effect is felt. Who takes 5-HTP to be able to sleep better, should already take a portion two hours before going to bed.
Vitamineule® 5-HTP capsules
In our online store you can find our 5-HTP capsules from Vitamineule®, which are completely free of artificial additives. Vitamineule® 5-HTP capsules contain 100 mg of pure 5-hydroxytryptophan per capsule. Each tin contains 90 capsules. In addition to fast & free shipping, we offer a voluntary six-month return guarantee on all products.
5. conclusion: How long does it take for 5-HTP to work?
Many people wonder how long it takes for 5-HTP in supplement form to start working in the body. For many, the effect starts from the first intake, for some it may take longer, as the use is always very individual. When supplementing 5-HTP in the form of dietary supplements, one can choose between 5-HTP capsules and 5-HTP tablets. Both forms are easy to use and enter the circulation quickly.
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