5-HTP Mood Positive
5-HTP Mood Positive enhancer is a widely known natural supplement that is believed to be the remedy for poor appetite, bad moods, insomnia, anxiety, and depression. It is said to be a naturally occurring plant that is produced by Natrol. The head office of Natrol is in the US. The company is known for over 30 years in the supplement industry. It has a wider market in and outside of the United States. They have a good track record and its products go through a rigorous quality assurance and control tests. Other products that are produced and sold by Natrol are:
– Nature’s way Gastritix
– Nature wise 5-HTP
– Natrols 5-HTP Time
According to the manufacturer, the product is claimed to have about 100 mg of 5-Hydroxytryptophan extracted from the simplicifolia seed, water, rice, magnesium, silica, and flour.
On the manufacturer’s website, usage of Natrol 5-HTP mood enhancer should not be used by women who are pregnant or breastfeeding. Any person above the age of 18 can however use it if they are not on prescription medicine. Consult with your doctor before using.
5-HTP Mood Positive contains the following ingredients: Vitamin B6 (10mg), Folate, Folic Acid, Folacin (200mcg), Vitamin B12 (50mcg).
Natrol 5-HTP Mood Positive contains several ingredients. The active ingredient has a component that is extracted from the seeds of a herb known as Griffonia Simplicifolicia. The component is 5-hydroxytyroptophan. It is said to be the ingredient that aids in the creation of serotonin and melatonin.
Serotonin and melatonin are neurotransmitters that are natural mood regulators. They help in sleep patterns, emotional balance, and appetite restoration. Science has discovered that they also have a role in managing depressions and decision-making processes in the brain. Natrol 5-HTP is ideal for senior citizens as it said that serotonin production declines with old age. People in this age group are likely to suffer from depression, insomnia, and anxiety. In as much there may be a link that the product increases the levels of serotonin more research is needed in this area.
5-HTP Mood Enhancer may be linked to some diseases that cause muscle pain. This may be linked to Peak X another Amino acid and a component of Tryptophan believed to be found in 5-HTP products. One of the documented side effects of this supplement is nausea (this is backed up by clients’ reviews on the product website). On treating depression, the results have not been convincing. The recommended supplement industry dosage standard is 50 or 100mg. Each package has about 50mg of 5-HTP.
On a general scale, the supplement is effective on mood-related symptoms.
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- Well reviewed by many consumers.
- With a price range of $16 -$20, it is quite affordable.
- The supplement is manufactured a world-renowned company.
- It is a naturally occurring supplement.
- It may not work well if you are using clinically approved medicines.
- Cannot be used by pregnant and lactating mothers.
- Not to be used by anyone under the age of 18.
- 5-HTP does not have scientific backing.
The product is based on an amino acid derivative 5-HTP that is clouded in endless controversies. There are many side effects that are still unknown. It works to stimulate serotonin production while at the same time creating eating disorders. There are known cases of muscle pain that may have hindered its marketing. However, the reviews on this product are largely positive. Please consult your doctor before using 5-HTP Mood Positive.