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Today I came across an amazing product that work wonders in 2 ways. This product can help a person with depression problem and at the same time helps in loosing weight. I’m talking about the natural supplement called 5HTP or 5-Hydroxytryptophan. It is a safe and natural alternative to many antidepressant drugs. 5HTP is a naturally occurring amino acid required for the production of serotonin. The serotonin which can be found in the brain, blood platelets and some mucosa cells of the gastrointestinal tract produces an inhibitory effect on the nervous system that soothes, calms and creates a feeling of contentment. Low levels of serotonin can lead to depression, insomnia, irritability and anxiety. 5 HTP is a chemical precursor to serotonin, so without it, serotonin production does not occur. Increasing serotonin levels is considered key in treating depression. For the brain to produce more serotonin, taking 5HTP¬†supplement is recommended.

Aside being known for its antidepressant qualities, 5HTP supplements can actually help you lose weight which rarely happens in other antidepressants. In fact, reports indicate people taking prescription antidepressants gain a moderate amount of weight. On the other hand, there are studies and reports that shows how 5HTP encourages weight loss. Those who tried it experienced less food cravings, they find it easier to avoid binge-eating and can resist the temptation to indulge in high-calorie, high-fat foods. So to those who want to treat depression and trying to loose weight or maintain a healthy body weight at the same time, 5HTP is exactly what they need.

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