Updated: Mar 4
5-HTP has shown to be beneficial for mood swing disorders such as Psychological Depression and the Psychological trauma of Anxiety. It has also been shown to help with sleeplessness in Insomnia disorders. There are millions of Core Identity subjects that suffer Psychosocial Psychological Anxiety and Depression. 5-HTP is one of the popular self-medication routes for these Psychological traumas. 5-HTP known as 5-Hydroxytryptophan is an Amino acid that the body naturally produces from another Amino acid called Tryptophan. 5-HTP is not found naturally in the food cycle, but Tryptophan that produces it can be found in foods like meat, poultry, seafood, dairy and eggs. Although it is said that 5-HTP is not in the natural food cycle it can be found in the seeds of the plant Griffonia Simplicifolia which is a woody African shrub. The seeds contain around 20% 5-HTP. The reasoning behind 5-HTP is because of its conversion to Serotonin and melatonin. These are two master chemicals. Serotonin as a Neurochemical is known as the happy molecule and it supports a positive emotional feeling and mood. A Core Identity that suffers Psychological Depression and the trauma of Anxiety, but also Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) and Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) are said to be low in Serotonin from 5-HTP. Melatonin produced from 5-HTP is said to aid Insomnia and sleeplessness. Melatonin controls the Circadian Cycle and it signals the body/brain barrier when it is time to start the sleep cycle. Melatonin is a powerful Antioxidant, Anti-inflammatory and an immune system booster and is especially important to the brain’s Neurochemistry. 5-Hydroxytryphan is a Neurotransmitter for the body/brain barrier and increases Serotonin in the brain and Central Nervous System (CNS). For several years cerebral Serotonin deficiency has been shown to be a possible cause for the Psychological trauma of Depression. Antidepressant medications like Prozac work by increasing the Reuptake of Serotonin in the brain’s Neurochemistry. Therefore 5-HTP that directly converts to Serotonin can alleviate Psychological problems and symptoms of the trauma of Depression. There have been a number of studies into the benefits of 5-Hydroxytrypophan as an Antidepressant with testing carried out that varied doses and dosage schedules (50-300mg per day for periods between two to four weeks). One six-week study gave a group of 63 Core Identity subjects either 100mg of 5-HTP three times a day or a Psychological Antidepressant from the Prozac family, also at a dosage of three times per day. The researchers found that both worked to reduce the symptoms of the clinical Psychological trauma of Depression. However, 5-HTP was shown to have few side effects. Another study carried out by the researchers Costa and Greengard found that Core Identity subjects given a dosage of 200mg showed a 50% reduction in the trauma of Depressive Core Identity subjects suffering unipolar Depression and Bipolar Depressive Disorder. Research does suggest taking the Nutraceutical supplement 5-HTP may show improvements in the Psychological trauma of Depressive Disorders, but there is a little clinical consensus regarding how much of a dosage is required for the actual treatment of their Depressive Disorder.
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