Leroy K. a guy in mid fifties, who was suffering from insomnia for quite some time, felt tired for most of the day, wasn’t able to do daily tasks with ease, decided to visit his physician to ask for an advice. The doctor, recommended some anti-depressants. However, they only caused some side- effects, like dry mouth. Consequently, the man stopped taking them.
Only other option he had was visiting this place he heard about from a friend, that offered better evaluation using alternative methods instead of the regular pharmaceutic anti-depressants. He was told that his depressions and insomnia were connected and had the same origin: his brain wasn’t producing enough serotonin.
Serotonin that is used inside the brain must be produced within it. It is thought that serotonin can affect mood and social behavior, appetite and digestion, sleep, memory and sexual desire and function. Therefore, lacking serotonin will cause depression, sleeplessness, sadness, achy legs and other side effects. Anti-depressants also prevent the re-uptake of serotonin between the synapses in the brain and cause serious side effects.
In that period, Leroy also heard about 5-HTP (5-Hydroxytryptophan), a precursor of serotonin, natural product with no side effects. When consumed, 5-HTP will be converted to serotonin in our body. Many people absorb enough tryptophan trough food, but there are quite a few that need who need additional amount to feel better.
Two or three days after the first time he took 5-HTP, Leroy had his first night of good sleep. The very next morning, he woke up refreshed, well slept, and without his regular pain in the legs. His biggest problem was solved!
Today, after 15 years, Leroy is still consuming 5-HTP regularly, and enjoys life to the fullest!