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Have you ever wondered why you're prone to mood swings? Do your friends and family criticise you for not being able to get a grip on your frame of mind? If so, they should probably be aware that not being able to control your state of mind is quite often the result of a medical condition like depression and you may actually need help.
5-HTP or 5-Hydroxytryptophan to give it its full name, is a naturally occurring amino acid which our bodies break down from the protein building block L-Tryptophan. From there the brain delivers it to the neurotransmitter serotonin. You may have heard of serotonin before and that's because it is often referred to as the ‘happy' chemical. When your brain is full of this chemical, you feel euphoric, when it is low, you can feel depressed and unmotivated.
So where do we source this precious 5-HTP from? Swanson Ultra Extra Strength 5-HTP is actually derived from a central and west African plant called Griffonia Simplicifolia; a woody, tree climbing shrub which produces green and black pods.
By introducing Swanson Ultra Extra Strength 5-HTP into your diet in small but regular doses, you could harness the natural wonder of this plant and begin to address many issues like mild depression, weight gain and lethargy.
First of all, it is important to understand that while 5-HTP is naturally occurring in foods like turkey, chicken and brown rice, it occurs in relatively insignificant quantities. Meaning that if your body is low on serotonin then you'll have to find it elsewhere.
That's where Swanson Ultra Extra Strength 5-HTP comes in. Without this clever supplement, your body could struggle to find another source of L-Tryptophan type building blocks.
Our mood is connected to everything. If it is low or poor then we can struggle to do the simplest of things and this applies internally as well externally. The result is lethargy and with lethargy comes a lack of proper exercise. This means that you are opening yourself up to the possibility of becoming overweight, obese even.
But the science doesn't stop there; as lethargy sets into your mind, it sets into your body's functionality too. Swanson Ultra Extra Strength 5-HTP can actually help work as a metabolic intermediary, helping you to process food into energy better. All the while, boosting your serotonin levels and bringing about the possibility of alleviating mild depression.
Suggested Use: As a dietary supplement, take one capsule per day with water on an empty stomach.
Other ingredients: Rice flour, gelatin, may contain one or both of the following: magnesium stearate, silica.
WARNING: Do not take this product if you are taking an antidepressant or if you are pregnant or nursing. Consult your healthcare provider before use if you have a health condition or if you are taking any other health products.
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