What Are The Benefits Of A Serotonin Supplement?

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Obi Obadike

Obi Obadike

Celebrity Fitness & Nutrition Expert, CFT, SFN, M.S. Founder & CEO – Ethical Inc.
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What are the benefits of a serotonin supplement? It can help increase fullness, suppress your appetite while making you eat less food and lose weight. A serotonin supplement is also known as a 5 HTP supplement.

5 HTP, (Hydroxytryptophan) is an amino acid that your body naturally produces. What your body does is that it uses it to produce serotonin which is a chemical messenger that sends signals between your nerve cells.

A 5HTP serotonin supplement works to counteract hunger inducing hormones that can help to suppress your appetite and hunger. There was a research study on 20 people who had diabetes who were given a 5HTP supplement or a placebo for 2 weeks. The results showed that those who received 5 HTP consumed 421 fewer calories per day compared to the placebo group.

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Many other research studies show that the 5HTP serotonin supplement has helped people that were either overweight or obese to lose weight. Research studies have also shown that taking 5 HTP serotonin supplements will help treat depression. There was a study done on 15 females where they combined 5HTP supplements with creatine and it showed that it improved symptoms of depression after 2 months.

Could Help With Reducing Migraines

A study that was done on 124 people showed that taking 5 HTP supplements for 6 months significantly reduced migraines by 71% of the participants in the study.

Improving Sleep

5HTP serotonin supplements help promote sleep by increasing melatonin production in the body. Melatonin plays an integral role in your ability to sleep well. Melatonin levels rise in the evening time to promote sleep and fall in the morning time to help you wake up.

Side Effects To Serotonin

Some of the side effects of 5HTP serotonin supplements are diarrhea, vomiting, stomach pain, etc. And these side effects are dose dependent which means it gets worse when the dosage is increased.

Recommended Dosage To Serotonin

A recommended healthy daily dosage would be 50 milligrams three times a day between meals. And this can be increased up to 100 milligrams per day three times a day if needed. If you have insomnia, then it is advisable to start with 50 milligrams per day and then gradually increase it to 100 to 300 milligram per day before bedtime to minimize side effects.

The Bottom Line is 5HTP serotonin supplements have tremendous health benefits. And that is improving sleep, helping with suppressing the appetite which can help with weight loss and relieve migraines. And lastly improves symptoms of depression. It has a lot of health benefits that have been validated in numerous studies.

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