Apollo’s Hegemony 5-HTP is a dietary supplement that contains 5-Hydroxytryptophan, the immediate serotonin precursor. One vegetarian capsule contains 200 mg of 5-HTP. Package consists of 120 extended-release capsules, providing convenience of dosing and sustained blood level.
5-Hydroxytryptophan, known as 5-HTP, is a naturally-occurring chemical in the body. 5-HTP is the metabolite of the essential amino acid L-tryptophan and is the immediate precursor of serotonin (5-hydroxytryptamine) – a neurotransmitter mainly found in enteric nervous system and central nervous system. 5-HTP easily crosses the blood-brain barrier and therefore may increase central nervous system synthesis of serotonin.
Serotonin is one of the main neurotransmitters that contribute to feelings of well-being and happiness. It can affect sleep, appetite, sexual behavior and pain sensation. Balanced serotonin level in the brain positively influences the wellbeing in a significant way and supports the emotional stability. According to scientists, 5-HTP may potentially benefit in lowering anxiety.
5-HTP and serotonin may be also converted into melatonin, the so-called sleep hormone. Melatonin promotes sleepiness and is used in the treatment of some sleep behavior disorders. By doing so, 5-HTP improves the quality of sleep, facilitates falling asleep and normalizes the circadian rhythm. According to some study, a combination of GABA and 5-HTP has been noted to decrease the time required to fall asleep and improve sleep duration and quality.
5-HTP supports weight loss and effective weight management. It may reduce cravings for carbohydrates and appears to reduce food intake secondary to increasing satiety. Serotonergic neurotransmission plays an important role in the feeling of satiation. So far, a few research (mainly on women) has been conducted in which weight loss and reduced binge eating tendencies in the group receiving 5-HTP has been shown. The reduction in weight appears to be mostly secondary to a reduction in food intake
To sum up, Apollo’s Hegemony 5-HTP is a multi-tasking diet supplement. 5-Hydroxytryptophan as a serotonin precursor can aid in the fight against insomnia, support the improvement of wellbeing and anxiety reduction as well as controlling the appetite for sweets, and by doing so – supports keeping the proper body weight.
As a dietary supplement, take 1-2 capsules once daily. For the purpose of reducing food intake, product can be taken with a meal.
5-HTP can’t be taken with any neurological drug, unless cleared by a medical doctor. This is most important for SSRI drugs.