Sunday, May 24, 2015

5-HTP by TrueSol Nutrition




I used to take 5-HTP for my insomnia on a semi-regular basis but now I've started taking it because I realized it also acts as an appetite suppressant.  Not only that, 5-HTP increases the production of serotonin so it helps also regulate your mood...in a good way!
More recently it's been marketed as a weight loss supplement because it does help suppress the appetite and it also supports fat metabolism.  Several clinical trials have shown that it works to lower the number of calories eaten and aids in weight loss.  One study compared overweight women who took 200 mg of 5-HTP before each meal to those who took a placebo.  The women who took the supplement ate 1,084 fewer calories per day and felt less hungry during the day.  In another study, women who took 5-HTP lost 10.3 pounds over 12 weeks, compared to 2.2 pounds in the placebo group.
I usually take 5-HTP about 20 minutes before I eat and it really does suppress my appetite and help me eat less than I normally would.  However, 5-HTP is a naturally occurring compound in the body but it's really meant to be taken for short-term use (about 12 weeks) so I only take it for about 8 weeks at a time and then take a few months off.  Also, if you are pregnant of breastfeeding, you should not use 5-HTP.
You can usually purchase 5-HTP by TrueSol Nutrition on Amazon.com...


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