I wanted to start at the top of the mountain by recommending an amino acid called 5-Hydroxytryptophan, also called 5-HTP. It is a naturally occurring amino acid and chemical precursor and is sold over the counter in the United States, Canada, the Netherlands, and in the United Kingdom as a dietary supplement.
What’s 5-HTP Used For?
An amino acid, 5-HTP or 5-Hydroxytryptophan, helps create serotonin, a chemical in the brain. Low serotonin levels in humans can cause several health problems such as obesity, depression, headaches and muscular aches and pains. Many of these side effects can be helped and possibly eliminated if serotonin levels in the brain are elevated, which is where 5-HTP comes in.
I have just recently started taking 5-HTP so I can’t really tell you how it affects me but I am optimistic, and in some sense, I think the placebo effect can be as important and rewarding. I have also heard great things about this natural amino acid from friends and medical journals. This is the first and fundamental step towards a happier life. Not the most important topic on the list but if you are stuck in a bad spiral this might be something that you should consider.
Now I will go out and enjoy the warm february *68ºF weather here in London!
Lots of Love