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Serotonin Support is a synergistic formula of 5-hydroxytryptophan (100 mg) and vitamin B6 (20 mg) for supporting overall neurotransmitter metabolism by providing precursors of serotonin. 5-HTP readily enters the blood brain barrier, however conversion into serotonin requires the cofac­tor vitamin B6, which is included in this formula. Serotonin Support may be used during the day to support healthy mood or appetite or at bedtime to support sleep.

Made with non-GMO ingredients.

What is Serotonin Support?
5-Hydroxytryptophan, made from the amino acid L-tryptophan with the help of vitamin B6, is a precursor to serotonin production. The amino acid tryptophan can be found naturally in protein foods such as turkey and milk. Serotonin is a very important neurotransmitter known as “the feel good hormone.” In the central nervous system (CNS), serotonin has been implicated in the regulation of sleep, depression, anxiety, aggression, appetite, temperature, sexual behavior, and pain sensation.

Why Consider Serotonin Support Supplementation?
All serotonin used by brain cells must be made within the neurons, since it cannot cross the blood-brain barrier. Therefore, the synthesis of serotonin is heavily dependent upon the availability of L-tryptophan within the CNS.

The production and transport of L-tryptophan from the bloodstream into the CNS can be compromised by several factors including stress, elevated cortisol levels, vitamin B6 deficiency, and even high dosages (above 2,000 mg) of L-tryptophan, which all stimulate the conversion of L-tryptophan to kynurenine, lowering serum tryptophan levels.

According to research, Serotonin allows for weight loss without dieting, reduces appetite, reduces cravings for carbohydrates, improves mood, helps diabetics to stay on their diets, improves fibromyalgia symptoms, reduces frequency and severity of headaches and even helps protein digestion.

How Does Serotonin Support Help Those with Diabetes Mellitus?
Diabetes is associated with depressed tryptophan levels and as a result, a higher incidence of depression. Diabetics also suffer from hyperphagia and carbohydrate cravings. In a study where 20 overweight patients with NIDDM were given 750 mg/day of Serotonin or placebo for two weeks, daily energy intake decreased considerably. Carbohydrate and fat intake were both reduced. Body weight reduced as well without dietary restriction (Cangiano C, et al, J Obes Relat Metab Disor, 1998). The conclusion of this study states: “These data confirm the role of the serotonergic system in reducing energy intake, by predominantly inhibiting carbohydrate intake, and suggest that Serotonin Support may be safely utilized to improve the compliance to dietary prescriptions in NIDDM.”

Is Serotonin Support Safe?
While L-tryptophan is synthesized from bacteria, allowing for contamination, Serotonin Support is made from the seeds of the African plant, Griffonia simplicifolia.

Serotonin Support is Well Absorbed
Serotonin Support is well absorbed from an oral dose, with about 70% ending up in the bloodstream. Absorption of Serotonin Support is not affected by the presence of other amino acids; therefore, it may be taken with meals without reducing its effectiveness. Unlike LT, Serotonin Support cannot be shunted into niacin or protein production.

Other neurotransmitters and CNS chemicals such as melatonin, dopamine, norepinephrine, and beta-endorphin have also been shown to increase following oral administration of Serotonin Support. This ability to increase not only serotonin levels in the brain, but also dopamine and norepinephrine, allows Serotonin Support to produce some significant and unique effects on brain chemistry and on serotonin-related conditions which other substances, including LT, cannot duplicate.

Serotonin Support may be helpful for:
• Excessive appetite • Binge eating • Carbohydrate cravings • Obesity • Headaches • Migraines • Insomnia • Fibromyalgia • Depression • Bipolar disorder • Poor digestion

Recommended Use:
As a dietary supplement, take one capsule per day, or as directed by a health care practitioner.

 

  • Synergistic formulat of 5-HTP and vitamin B6
  • Supports neurotransmitter metabolism
  • Supports healthy mood and appetite
  • Supports healthy sleep cycles
  • Made with non-GMO ingredients
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