One 41- year old man suffered from insomnia for years. He fell asleep only to wake up an hour later and could not fall asleep again until the morning. He was constantly tired and this condition actually significantly affected his capabilities and life, in general.
When he turned 28, he visited his primary care physician, and he suggested anti- depressants. However, they only caused some side- effects, like dry mouth. Consequently, the man stopped taking them.
As an alternative, he visited a place he has heard about. This place offered extensive evaluation going the natural rather than the pharmaceutical route. I made an appointment and explained his issue and the symptoms. Then, he learned that his depressions and sleeplessness were interconnected and had the same cause: his brain wasn’t producing enough serotonin.
Serotonin is a neurotransmitter responsible for good mood, sleep, muscle contraction, etc. Therefore, its deficiency will cause depression, sleeplessness, sadness, achy legs and other symptoms. His natural doctor also explained that anti- depressants prevent the re-uptake of serotonin between the synapses in the brain and cause serious side effects.
At the same time, this man also learned about 5-HTP, which is a precursor to serotonin and a natural product without side effects for numerous people.
Namely, when consumed, 5-HTP will be converted to serotonin in the bodies. The majority of people can absorb enough tryptophan from food sources, but there are others who need much more in order to feel well.
Two or three days after the first time he took 5-HTP, this man had his first night of good sleep. The next morning, he awoke refreshed, relaxed and without pain in the legs. His issue was finally solved!
Today, after 13 years, this man is still taking 5-HTP on a regular basis, and he enjoys his life to the fullest!
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