In struggle with insomnia 5-HTP provides with fastest, most effective, and most consecutive complete results. Amino acid 5-HTP (5-Hydroxy-l-tryptophan) transforms in two chemicals: Serotonin and Melatonin. Melatonin is hormone, made by a body, which stimulates a dream. And Serotonin is classified as calming neurotransmitter. It also helps to fall asleep, allowing you to clear your mind.
- the increased duration of dream
- easing of an alarm
- facilitation displays from SAD (Seasonal Emotional Disorder)
The optimal dose is 1 up to 3 mg in thirty to forty-five minutes before retiring mode. At least three days should start with lower dose, and then increase a dose, if the results are not as you expected.
5-HTP makes quality of dream higher. Clinical studies also shows the advantage of treatment with 5- HTP when others than insomnia sleep disorders take place.
5-HTP is used to increase REM sleep significantly approximately up to 25 percents. At the same time it increases deep (3 and 4) sleep stages without increasing total sleep time. This effect is reached due to reducing amount of time, which you spend in 1 and 2 (the least important in a cycle) stages of dream. So the time you spend in REM depends on the dose of 5-HTP.
5-HTP makes sleep more restful and rejuvenating by varying phases of dream cycle. People, taking 5-HTP, feel vibrant, well rested, and ready to take on the challenges of the day, instead of awakening feeling tired and worn out. We feel in the morning that our physical and psychological batteries completely charged, if we sleep more deeply and dream more effectively.
If you missed a dose of 5-HTP, take it as soon as possible. Do not take 2 doses at once! If you missed a dose of 5-HTP and it is almost time for your next dose - just skip the missed dose and go back to your regular dosing.
Keep 5-HTP at room temperature, between 20 and 25 degrees C (68 and 77 degrees F). Keep away from heat, moisture, and light. Store 5-HTP away from children and pets.
5-HTP Safety information
It is impossible to take 5-HTP with other antidepressants, MAO inhibitors, weight loss products, St.John's wort, or by pregnant women, without special recommendations of health practitioner. Vitamin B6 is helpful if taken about 6 hours earlier than the 5-HTP but it should not be taken at the same time with 5-HTP.
5-HTP Side effects
Beside the risk of consuming impure 5HTP, there are some side effects, caused by supplement. Side effects are almost generally mild. 5 HTP side effects are:
5-HTP may be even better than melatonin. A few clinical studies have shown that 5-HTP produces good results in promoting and maintaining sleep in normal subjects as well as in condition, provoked by insomnia (11-14). One of the key benefits of 5-HTP is in the treatment of insomnia by ability to increase sleep quality.