How 5-HTP May Increase Satiety & Aid in Weight Loss
5-Hydroxytryptophan, abbreviated as 5-HTP, is an amino acid naturally produced by the body. This particular amino acid is used to produce serotonin, which is the chemical messenger that sends signals automatically between nerve cells. Low levels of serotonin are linked to disorders associated with anxiety, depression, and sleep.
But as many people come to find out, they are also linked to weight gain.
Adding 5-HTP supplements to a regular diet can help to curb food cravings, in turn limiting and ultimately eliminating some of the potential for weight gain. When levels of serotonin are normal due to appropriate 5-HTP production or supplementation, our bodies feel fuller and well rested.
When satiety is at its peak, men and women cease feeling hungry, won’t seek out the additional snack, and do not continue eating. Less food intake equals a balanced diet and stable weight, with weight loss being a likely occurrence.
One study even noted that adding 5-HTP positively affected people with diabetes.
According to the data produced, a group of people were given 5-HTP supplements or placebos for two weeks. At the end of the two-week period, people on 5-HTP were consuming nearly 430 calories less than they did before the study.
Less calories resulted in less carbohydrate intake, which indirectly and positively
affected blood sugar levels in the body, getting them under control.
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