Anecdotal Uses

  • Low Mood and Anxiety
  • Promoting Sleep
  • Slimming

How It Works

Mood and Insomnia

5-HTP creates Serotonin in the body, it is an important substance for normal nerve and brain function.  A Serotonin deficiency can cause many things like depression, anxiety, migraines, obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD), sleeplessness and other behavioural disorders.


5-HTP may help suppress your appetite which could aid weight loss if taken alongside a calorie controlled diet.

Other things 5-HTP work well with

  • Valerian – to aid sleep
  • Lavender Oil – to aid relaxation and mood increase
  • Lemon Balm – to aid in mood increase


5-HTP is not to be taken alongside any anti-depressant drugs.


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