What Is 5-HTP?

5-HTP  is naturally part of the serotonin producing process in your body. It's made from L-Tryptophan which you normally get from food. The 5-HTP supplements you can buy are made from the seeds of an African plant, Griffonia simplicifolia, which is high in 5-HTP. This 5-HTP is exactly the same as the 5-HTP your body makes, so it's very safe […] Read more »

5-HTP Side Effects

5-HTP has been around as a supplement since 1995 – long enough for any longer term side-effects to emerge. Overall, it's safety record seems pretty impressive. There are no reports anywhere of anyone having any major reactions to using 5-HTP, and the only side effects seem to be temporary and minor. Better than Prozac Overwhelmingly, people report less troublesome  and […] Read more »

Serotonin Deficiency Symptoms To Watch Out For

There are a lot of different symptoms that might indicate a serotonin deficiency, and you probably won't have all of them, or even most of them! Depression, anxiety, insomnia, headaches, and over-sensitivity to pain can all be signs of low brain serotonin levels. Serotonin deficiency symptoms The one universal indicator of low brain serotonin is a craving for carbohydrate. This […] Read more »

How Can I Tell If I Have A Serotonin Deficiency?

There's some educated guesswork needed here, because there is no way to actually measure the serotonin level in a living brain. Yes, there is a blood test to measure blood serotonin level – but it can't tell you anything about the serotonin levels in your brain. . Photo credit: David Castillo Dominici at FreeDigitalPhotos.net The blood brain barrier Serotonin can't […] Read more »

What is serotonin?

Serotonin is needed for healthy brain function

Serotonin is known to play a part in regulating sleep, body temperature, memory, learning, mood and appetite. In the brain, serotonin works as a neurotransmitter – a brain chemical that helps one nerve cell communicate with another. But serotonin has other functions in your body – in fact, about 90% of your body's total serotonin is found outside the brain. Most of […] Read more »

Wondering about serotonin supplements?

Wondering about serotonin supplements?

Are you wondering if you have a serotonin deficiency, and want to know how to increase serotonin naturally and safely? If you've landed here today, you're probably wondering if a serotonin supplement will help you feel better.....to help you become less anxious, less depressed, to sleep better, lose weight, cope better with the stress in your life. And yes, all […] Read more »