Losing Weight With 30 Night Diet

by Mel on April 15, 2016

30 Night Diet containing 5-htp caught my attention because I remember a colleague picking up a prescription of it for her insomnia. Could a medication traditionally used for sleep disorders also aid weight loss? A week of research later, I have a few answers.

HungerHow does 5-htp cause weight loss?
5 htp (5-hydroxytryptophan) does not occur on its own but is an intermediate of an amino acid named tryptophan. When tryptophan from dietary sources like peanuts and green vegetables metabolizes in the body, it produces 5-htp, which then turns into a chemical called serotonin. Serotonin is one of the most important chemicals in neurochemistry and is responsible for controlling the appetite, sleep and overall mood.

When the brain’s serotonin levels lower, it triggers a craving for starch-rich foods in an attempt to regain tryptophan and restore serotonin levels. 5 htp supplements suppress hunger, especially for starchy foods by maintaining the brain’s serotonin levels.

What is inside 5 htp supplements?
All 5-htp supplements are made from the seeds of Griffonia simplicifolia, a native African shrub.Ā  You can work with a nutritionist to determine your dosage but the general rule is that total daily htp intake must not exceed 100mg at the start.

Side Effects
All researches I came across claim that 5 htp is overall a safe supplement. I suffered from nausea for the first four days of beginning my course but it subsided and did not return. 5-htp may also cause diarrhea, nightmares and constipation. My nutritionist emphasized that since the supplement’s weight-loss properties have not yet been researched inside out, it is best not to take these supplements for prolonged periods.

How effective are 5-htp supplements?
The 5 htp weight loss supplements may sound like they are 21st century discovery but they have been around for quiet sometime. A contaminated batch initially earned them bad reputation in 1988. However, many credible researches have confirmed the supplement’s weight loss properties. In a 1989 study conducted in Rome, nineteen obese females were prescribed 5-htp for five weeks without any dietary restrictions. All of these women exhibited a loss in food intake as well as weight.

5-htp supplements are sold all over the world over the counter. I saw as many as 10 established brands selling 5 htp supplement tablets at our local Walgreens. To me, a weight loss supplement that stimulates brain to produce more serotonin through natural aids seems like a reliable weight loss method. However, read the linked research documentation to judge for yourself.

Resources
DailyMail Article- http://blog.doctoroz.com/is-this-right-for-you/5-htp-is-this-right-for-you
Dr Oz-http://blog.doctoroz.com/is-this-right-for-you/5-htp-is-this-right-for-you
Study on 19 subjects in Rome- Link- http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/2468734

Mel

Mel

Health Contributor at Creative Bioscience
I always look forward to expressive my passions in life to others and helping people make lasting changes. I live a busy life like the rest of us with kids, work, and everything else that can get in the way. Making time for exercise, and making good decisions about what we eat can often be a challenge. We sometimes lack the motivation and momentum to make lasting changes in our lives. I've been fortunate enough to really get my life in order and have some simple strategies to help you do the same. Mel's favorite product is Garcinia Cambogia 1234
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