I am 41 years old now who have suffered from insomniafor several years. I just simply couldn’t sleep at night; I fell asleep, and after an hour I woke up not being able to fall asleep again for the rest of the night. You must have experienced this at least once in your lifetime, and you know the feeling the day after, not being capable of doing any work, feeling like you have been hit by a train.
When I was 28 years old I visited my physician who prescribed me with anti-depressants. However, I experience dry mouth and numerous side effects, and that is why just after a week of use I stopped taking them. Soon after, I found out about a place that offered me extensive evaluation by using natural elements instead of pharmaceutical ones. I made an appointment where I explained all my symptoms which were signs of depression and insomnia that were interconnected and had the same cause. In fact, the cause was that my brain wasn’t producing enough serotonin.
What is serotonin?
Serotonin is a neurotransmitter in charge ofsleep, good mood, muscle contraction, and so on. Deficiency of serotonin will result in depression, unhappiness, insomnia, achy legs and other signs. My natural physician gave me an explicit explanation that anti-depressants prevent the re-uptake of serotonin between the synapses in my brain thus provoking severe negative effects.
At that time I learnt more about itis a precursor to serotonin and as well as a natural product without causing any negative side effects for many people. When taken, 5-HTP will be converted to serotonin in our bodies. However, lots of people have the ability to absorb sufficient tryptophan from food, but there is a certain percentage of people that require more so that they feel well.
The first time I took 5-HTP in two to three days after long period of time I had my first night of good sleep. The feeling of waking up fresh and relaxed without pain in my legs was amazing. Even now, 13 years later, I am still taking 5-HTP on regular basis. The quality of my life is much better thanks to 5-HTP.
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