The 5-HTP Supplements: The Truth Behind The 30 Night Diet

by Rachelle on June 3, 2016

I have been looking for a diet that will work around the clock for me and keep me on track all day, that is when I found 30 Night Diet. After looking into this supplement I found one of the main ingredients is 5 HTP and I I’ll admit it. I was more than skeptical when I read that this amino acid derivative 5 HTP had all sorts of amazing properties for weight loss and mood control. 30NightDietAfter all, 5-HTP is just a precursor of the amino acid tryptophan. To most people, tryptophan is famous as a sleep-inducing substance found in turkey and many other common foods. So, why doesn’t a diet high in tryptophan give the same results as these highly touted supplements? The answer to that question made me look at 5-HTP with new eyes.

It turns out that although 5-HTP is a precursor to tryptophan and our bodies synthesize it from dietary tryptophan, eating foods rich in the amino acid does not significantly affect brain tryptophan levels. This fact made me take a closer look at the available evidence for the benefits of 5-HTP supplements, and the results of my research were impressive.

*How 5-HTP Works: The Basics*

In the body, 5-HTP is converted into the neurotransmitter serotonin. This neurotransmitter plays an important role in regulating mood, behavior, pain, sleep and anxiety, and decreased levels of serotonin are linked to a variety of mood and behavioral disorders. According to experts at the University of Maryland Medical Center, 5-HTP supplements may help treat these disorders by increasing serotonin levels (http://www.umm.edu/altmed/articles/5-hydroxytryptophan-000283.htm). Because dietary tryptophan does not significantly increase serotonin in the body, use of 5-HTP supplements is needed to see results. These supplements contain high levels of 5-HTP derived from a plant native to West Africa.

*5-HTP and Weight Loss: the Real Evidence*

While I was impressed with what I read about 5-HTP, my main concern was weight loss. Could this type of supplement help me to lose those extra pounds that never seem to budge? According to many scientific studies, the answer is yes. One study by Ceci et al. in the Journal of Neural Transmission found that a group of obese women given 5-HTP supplements ate less and lost more weight than a group not given the supplements (1989:76(2):109-17). In another study by Rondanelli et al. in the International Journal of Obesity, a sublingual 5-HTP spray was shown to increase feelings of fullness and decrease appetite (2009 Oct. 33(10):1174-82). Other studies had similar results to these two studies.

From my reading, the evidence is compelling. When used in a responsible way, the supplement 30 Night Diet might be able to help anyone control their appetite and stop the overeating that is derailing any weight-loss efforts.

Rachelle

Rachelle

Health Contributor at Creative Bioscience
Hi I'm Rachelle, or "Elle" for short. I am a busy body, but always been a plus sized kinda girl. I've learned that my curves are sexy, and I can feel good about how I look without looking like a stick! I'm a work-a-holic and stay as active as I can with lots of projects, so I have to prioritize my health choices. Working for Creative Bioscience has opened my eyes to what you can do to supplement your diet, and manage things in a natural way. The advances that are being made in the health arena are so exciting, and we are on the front lines bringing the best of the best. Rachelle's favorite product is hCG 1234
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