• How to get better

    5-HTP

    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,…