Tuesday, January 29, 2008

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An Herb A Day....Alphabetically listing herbs and their uses.

Today 5HTP

Widely used for obesity, PMS, migraines, depression, anxiety, insomnia and addictive behaviour. 30 vegetarian tablets containing 100mg 5-HTP, 25mg Vit B-6, 15mg Vit B-3 as well as Zinc and Magnesium.If you are taking MAO inhibitors, anti-depressants or being treated for Parkinson's Disease consult your GP first. Dieting with 5-HTP Serotonin levels in the nervous system are essential for so many aspects of our daily lives. Serotonin is responsible for feelings of well being, satisfaction and for normal sleep patterns.

Obesity, PMS, migrains, depression, anxiety, insomnia and addictive behavior have all been associated with low levels of serotonin. And drugs that raise serotonin levels are prescribed for all of these problems. Many people believe that 5-HTP is the natural way to accomplish the same thing. 5-HTP or "hydroxy L-tryptophane" is the natural pre-cursor to serotonin in the body. And clinical studies have shown that supplementing with 5-HTP produced positive results in weight loss, anxiety and depression. It improved sleep patterns and reduced carbohydrate cravings in those on low carbohydrate diets.

Anyone using a weight loss program similar to the Atkins Diet could experience a reduction in serotonin levels due to the fact that carbohydrates provide the body with the building blocks of serotonin. Adding 5-HTP could aid in preventing this problem. 30 vegetarian tablets containing 100mg 5-HTP, 25mg Vit B-6, 15mg Vit B-3 as well as Zinc and Magnesium, to aid in absorption and production of serotonin. A typical dose would be one to two capsules per day.

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