If you have been looking to buy 5-HTP in Canada or if you have been wondering what it is then we can help you out either way. Currently there is a deal on 5-HTP in Canada where you can buy 4 and get 2 FREE without paying HST or PST.
What is 5-HTP
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The Main Benefits
5-Hydroxytryptophan (5-HTP) is a powerful amino acid that has many health benefits that include,
- dietary supplement
- appetite suppressant
- sleep aid
- Treatment of seizures
- Chronic head aches
- Binge eating resulting in obesity
- Calms anxiety
- Prevent primary fibromyalgia symptoms
As of late the main focus has been on it’s ability to help Canadians lose weight while offering a healthier happier mood, meaning it cheers you up at the same time. It helps the body produce Serotonin which plays an important role as a neurotransmitter which transports signals between neurons in the nervous system. It’s this action that provides an improved mood.
So What is 5-HTP and where does it come from ?It comes from and African plant called Griffonia simplicifolia and is harvested for both the creation of 5-HTP supplements and for its legume lectin also know as “GS Isolectin B4″ which is given as a supplement to spider silk farmers to create much stronger silk.
Further more using the Griffonia simplicifolia naturally as herb is not recommended as there have not been enough clinical studies to identify the bioactives in this plant in it’s natural form.
Understand the Truth Behind 5 HTP Side Effects
There have been many studies on the effects of 5-HTP on the human body which have proved to be very beneficial and when taken as a supplement can help with weight loss and many other health building attributes.
When using the Griffonia simplicifolia plant itself for it’s 5-HTP attributes there have been know side effects that you should be aware of which include, Nausea, diarrhea, constipation, sluggish feeling, dry mouth, dizziness and extreme tired spells. For those people with existing gastrointestinal problems should be cautious before starting to take this supplement. We always recommend you speak to a physician first before taking any supplement. If you’re already taking antidepressants (such as an SSRI or MAOI) or are seeing a mental health specialist for severe depression or bipolar disorder you should avoid taking this supplement.
The proper dosage is about 50mg with 20% 5-HTP. It’s important to note that famous TV shows and TV Doctors claim that you should be taking 50mg/3 times daily but only for around 12 weeks. It is a naturally occurring compound in the body and is safe for short-term use (up to 12 weeks).
If you are pregnant of breastfeeding, you should not use 5-HTP
Real Clinical Studies
5-HTP is not a new supplement on the market but it’s just now getting realized as an effective weight loss aid. Fact is for the last 30 years it’s been studied and there have been many 5 HTP clinical trials that prove it can effectively lower the number of calories eaten each day which forces the body to burn fat stores.
In a clinical study using overweight women a placebo and 200 mg of 5-HTP before each meal. None knew who was taking the supplement and who was taking the placebo and the results showed that the women who took the supplement ate 1,084 less calories each day and felt less hungry during the day. In a separate study, women who took 5-HTP lost 10.3 pounds over 12 weeks, compared to 2.2 pounds in the placebo group. This is amazing results and the women reported, no cravings and better mood.
The clinical trial Doctors all agree that taking a 5-HTP supplement works best for those who constantly crave food around the clock.
Sources for these facts and data were accumulated from several resources which include findings from Dr.Mehmet Oz, Dr. Mike Roizen, Kristin Kirkpatrick, MS, RD, LD, Dr. William W. Li, Dr. Keith Roach and Dr. Lauren Streicher.
What You Should Be Looking For
There are a few different types and different manufacturers out there so it’s best you know what to look for when shopping around.
Generic brands can be found in your local health food and drug stores or online for about $19 – $40 a bottle. Problem is consumers see cheaper priced bottles and think it’s the same stuff. Remember you get what you pay for. I recommend 5-HTP Max because I have tried it myself and it works and it’s 100% safe.
If you chose to select any other brand make sure to look for pure 5-HTP or griffonia simplicifolia extract on the bottle. Try to avoid additives, fillers, or binders. Doing so will be the first step to ensuring you’re taking good quality 5-HTP supplements.
Buying less quality supplements may contain impurities and contaminants causing eosinophilia myalgia syndrome (EMS), which can be deadly. It is an acute illness that causes intense muscle soreness. The condition comes from impurities in some L-tryptophan or 5-HTP supplements, but not the L-tryptophan or the 5-HTP themselves.
Why Buy 5-HTP in Canada
Our brands have been developed and approved by naturopathic and integrative physicians but if your buying elsewhere be sure those brands are trusted brands of 5-HTP. All our products are manufactured in FDA approved labs but also Health Canada has strict regulation on all health supplements imported or manufactured in Canada so buying through us is your first level of protection.
How To Start Out
When beginning to take supplement for weight loss it’s best to start out by easy and take half the recommended dosage to ease your body into it. Doctors suggest taking 50mg dose, three times per day around 20-30 minutes before you 3 biggest meals. Continue this for about 7 days and if you feel that 50 mg is not working then slowly increase the dose to a safe amount like 50mg 4/day.
Like any program it may take a while before real results can be seen but with the correct dosage of 5 HTP you should feel a difference after a few weeks.Remember that it’s not recommended to take the supplement longer than 12 weeks (3 months).
If you are currently taking any other medication make sure to check with your physician first before starting 5-HTP to make sure there are no reactions between the prescription medication that may increase your serotonin levels in a negative way.
Our product is safe for use in Canada and is doctor endorsed!