- Balance Mood
- Sleep Better
- Helps Relieve Headaches
- Supports Healthy Weight
- Helps balance serotonin levels
Since 5-HTP increases the synthesis of serotonin, it is used for conditions where serotonin is believed to play an important role: Depression and anxiety: 5-HTP raises serotonin levels in the brain. Serotonin is the key to regulating moods. Insomnia: 5-HTP is found to be effective in promoting sleep because it promotes the release of the hormone melatonin, which regulates sleep. Fibromyalgia: Studies suggest that 5-HTP can improve the pain from primary Fibromyalgia. Headaches: Studies demonstrate that taking a serotonin precursor such as 5-HTP is helpful in the management of tension-type and migraine headaches. Weight Loss: As serotonin levels increase, hunger diminishes and people feel satisfied and full more quickly.