Why 5-HTP Supplements Make Bad Moods WORSE

5-HTP is the world’s most popular mood support supplement. But long-term use can cause worrying side effects. Luckily, a safer alternative is now available.

We live in crazy times.

Whether it’s our health… jobs… or what someone said about us in social media…

There’s no shortage of things to worry about in today’s world.

So it’s no wonder lots of people are turning to natural pick-me-ups to brighten their mood.

One of the most popular natural ‘pick-me-ups’ is the supplement 5-HTP.

But while 5-HTP can help brighten our mindset quickly…

Taking 5-HTP over the long-term can have a long list of nasty side effects…

And make a negative mindset much worse.

What’s 5-HTP?

5-HTP comes from the African Griffonia Simplicifolia plant.1

For thousands of years, the Griffonia’s green pods have been ground down to make spirit lifting remedies.

And now modern day scientists know why.

Because the green pods are an abundant source of 5-HTP...

Which our brains use to make the ‘happy hormone’ serotonin.2

Serotonin helps us feel calm… happy... and content.3

But on the flipside, when serotonin levels are low we can feel nervous… have negative thoughts… and imagine life’s worries are far worse than they really are.

So with serotonin playing such a vital role in our moods and mindset…

It’s understandable why so many people take 5-HTP to help support their serotonin at a healthy balance.

But what most people don’t realise is that 5-HTP is too potent for most people’s brains to handle.

A Fluttering Heart and Extreme Nervousness

Can the brain ever feel TOO happy?

Turns out it can.

Because if 5-HTP is taken in combo with other mood supporting ingredients…...

like St. John’s Wort or Valerian Root…

The brain can become overwhelmed with serotonin.4

No, this doesn’t make us feel glowing with joy and dancing the macarena…

But quite the opposite.

An overload of serotonin can cause a fluttering heart beat… shivering... and extreme nervousness.5

The exact opposite of the calm, tranquil mood people are taking it for.

So what about taking 5-HTP on its own? Is that any better?

Sadly not.

Our Brains Stop Making Any Serotonin at All

5-HTP is so powerful it can drain the brain of other key chemicals…

Like the ‘reward hormone’ dopamine.6

And without enough dopamine we can feel even more moody... stressed out... and lacking drive in life.

And that’s just the start.

Taking 5-HTP long-term can cause side effects that include:7

X Stomach pain
X Nausea
X Vomiting
X Diarrhea
X Drowsiness
X Sexual problems
X Muscle ache

But worst of all, the brain can become reliant on 5-HTP for all its serotonin…

And impair its ability to make any serotonin at all.8

So that when people stop taking 5-HTP they can face a dark period until their brain chemistry returns to normal.

Bottom line…

5-HTP may be great for an occasional low mood…

But 5-HTP’s effects on the brain are too intense for it to be a safe long-termoption.

The Master Serotonin Building Block

When the brain uses 5-HTP to make serotonin it actually skips a step.

As there’s another building block that comes in the process first.

This master building block is called L-tryptophan.9

L-tryptophan is an amino acid found in foods like nuts, meat, and dairy.

And L-tryptophan is used in the brain to first make 5-HTP before making serotonin.

So L-tryptophan is like the master building block for the ‘happy hormone’.

And it provides a more complete, natural way to make serotonin without skipping any steps.

Even better, L-tryptophan isn’t known for having the harsh side effects of 5-HTP.

Making it the superior, safer alternative to 5-HTP for promoting a healthy, positive mindset…

So that people can feel joyful and motivated to get more out of life, doing the things they love.

The even better news is that there’s now a quick, easy way of supporting peak levels of L-tryptophan…

And it takes as little as 10 seconds to do each morning...


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[1] https://medlineplus.gov/druginfo/natural/794.html

[2] https://www.webmd.com/vitamins/ai/ingredientmono-794/5-htp

[3] https://www.hormone.org/your-health-and-hormones/glands-and-hormones-a-to-z/hormones/serotonin

[4] https://www.healthline.com/health/food-nutrition/5-htp-side-effects-dangers

[5] https://www.poison.org/articles/5htp-safety-concerns-173

[6] https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3415362/

[7] https://www.webmd.com/vitamins/ai/ingredientmono-794/5-htp

[8] https://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/5-htp-side-effects

[9] https://www.webmd.com/vitamins-and-supplements/l-tryptophan-uses-and-risks