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SerotoninFX is marketed as a multi-benefit dietary supplement which will increase REM sleep, boost energy levels throughout the day, shorten athletic recovery times and curb daytime cravings of both sugar and food. The manufacturer The People’s Chemist claims the formula is non-addictive and generally safe.
The producing company is a U.S. based company which manufactures a wide range of over-the-counter natural cures. In its mission statement, the company commits itself to providing high quality health products (no sugar, gluten, soy, fructose or any artificial ingredients).
According to the manufacturer, the supplement is a rapid action formula and the fastest dissolving capsule in the industry. The formula is supposed to trigger simultaneous production of deep sleep and anti-aging hormones. SerotoninFX is an alternative to prescription drugs designed to help people who suffer from insomnia and other sleep loss related conditions.
SerotoninFX includes the following ingredients: L-Tryptophan and Whole herb Valerian.
The main ingredients in SerotoninFX are L-Tryptophan (amino acid) and Valerian Root in high concentration, a combination which, according to the producer, will induce a state of deep REM sleep in as fast as 60 minutes.
L-Tryptophan is an essential amino acid (it is not synthesized by the organism, but should be part of the diet) which has been identified as a biochemical precursor of Serotonin secretion. Serotonin has various functions, among which the regulation of mood, appetite, and sleep. The Valerian is a commonly used sleep remedy possessing strong sedative effects.
During deep sleep, a repair process of the body cells takes place in which old cells are replaced by new healthier ones. Therefore deep sleep plays an important role in the aging process and particularly aids in slowing it down.
According to the manufacturer there are no side effects associated to the product. No empirical evidence is however provided to support these claims.
- The manufacturer has a good reputation and history
- The ingredients of the formula are relatively safe, and the formula is non-habit forming
- Positive results are being reported.
- The product has not been researched
- The product lacks differentiation in ingredient combination and benefit claims
- The formula is not FDA approved.
As many similar products in the non-prescription category do, SerotoninFX makes benefit claims which are not supported by clinical tests or empirical evidence, except some consumer testimonials which are to be treated with caution. Although individually the ingredients have been linked or shown to aid in sleep processes, there is no research to prove the product’s effectiveness.
The product is marketed as a product with a wide spectrum of benefits (from anti-aging properties to being a sleep aid). This explains the mixed reviews the product is getting. Each patient is different and has different expectations. The gravity of their conditions also varies, thus making the success of the formula a matter of subjective assessment.