serotonin
enhancement
you.
naturally.
5-htp
feel better | sleep better | perform better

Ideal for

ideal for people who live a stressful lifestyle, work long hours, party long hours, and struggle sleeping.

  • lower than normal mood.
  • high stress
  • Seasonal Affective Disorder.
  • anybody looking to increase their serotonin levels.
  • It may also benefit people with a condition linked to low levels of serotonin.

What is 5-htp?

5-htp is a natural isolated nutrient extracted from the griffonia seed and it is the building block to your feel good chemical messenger serotonin (5-ht).

serotonin plays a vital role in our biochemistry because it regulates mood, anxiety, appetite & sleep.

our 5-htp

we use a 102.5mg of standardised extract to provide the smallest, nutrient dense tablet with no unnecessary bulking agents to create the UK's most premium 5-htp brand.

 

  • 100% natural 5-htp from griffonia seed
  • 2x the strength of Holland & Barrett and MyProtein
  • 5* review rating
  • easy to swallow
  • lightweight, convenient eco-friendly foil packaging. Travel bag, wash bag, work bag friendly

What is 5-htp?

 

           

 

  • 5-htp crosses the blood-brain barrier and goes through a decarboxylase to become serotonin (5-ht).
  • absorption of 5-htp is not influenced by other amino acids & therefore it can be taken with or without meals, without losing its efficacy.
  • 5-htp has a much higher efficacy than tryptophan which is available in small amounts in foods such as red meats & seeds because tryptophan cannot cross the blood brain barrier without the help of transporter molecules.
  • the therapeutic administration of 5-HTP may be efficient in depression, fibromyalgia, suppressing appetite and insomnia [1, 2, 3, 4, 5].

 

 

1. Keszthelyi D, Troost FJ, Masclee AM. Understanding the role of tryptophan and serotonin metabolism in gastrointestinal function. Neurogastroenterol. Motil. 2009; 21: 1239–1249.

2. Birdsall TC. 5-Hydroxytryptophan: A clinically-effective serotonin precursor. Altern. Med. Rev. 1998; 3: 271–280.

3. von Sano, T., L-5-Hydroxytryptophan-(L-5-HTP) Therapie*. Psychiatry and Clinical Neurosciences, 1972. 26(1): p. 7-17.

4. Jangid, P., et al., Comparative study of efficacy of l-5-hydroxytryptophan and fluoxetine in patients presenting with first depressive episode. Asian Journal of Psychiatry, 2013. 6(1): p. 29-34.

5. Cangiano et al Eating behavior and adherence to dietary prescriptions in obese adult subjects treated with 5-hydroxytryptophan. Amerrican Journal of Clincial

take 1-2 tablets per day.

our 100 mg tablets represent 102.5mg of standardised Griffonia seed extract. they are high quality and nutrient dense. it is therefore not recommended to exceed the stated dose. exceeding the dose may lead to nausea, dizziness and headaches.

*do not take with anti-depressants. 5-htp increases a brain chemical called serotonin. taking 5-htp along with these medications for depression might increase serotonin too much and cause serious side effects including nausea and heart problems. these include the following brand combinations; 5-htp and Prozac, 5-htp and Zoloft, 5-htp and Paxil, 5-htp and Lexapor. 5-htp and any SSRI should not be taken together

there no known interactions with 5-htp and alcohol or 5-htp with any other nutraceuticals or herbal medicines such as 5-htp b6, 5-htp + melatonin, 5-htp + l-tryptophan, 5-htp + tyrosine, 5-htp and St John’s Wort.

Griffonia seed extract 102.5mg standardised to 98% to provide 100mg 5-htp
Bulking agents: dicalcium phosphate, cellulose
Anti-caking agents: silicon dioxide, magnesium stearate

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user reviews

Review by Jeremy

Posted on 18/01/2017

enjoying

I've been taking these since the 3rd Jan. Jan blues none existent so far plus I'm sleeping better and actually wanting to get up in the morning. I would recommend these but I word of caution I didn't know that you shouldn't be taking these if you're on antidepressants because they do they same thin

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Review by Kevin Saunders

Posted on 12/01/2017

definitely noticeable

Felt more chilled and calm. perhaps slightly happier but not high. I feel my thoughts are more collected and I deal with stressful work and personal situations better. I've never taken 5-htp before so I can't compare to other brands on quality. will re-review at the end of the month

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Review by jane & sarah

Posted on 11/01/2017

best 5-htp we found so far

Both my daughter & I have been taking this for SAD this winter brain feed's has been better the higher nature. would recommend

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Review by Joss

Posted on 22/11/2016

amazing for SAD

sent to the US as a free sample but still over the moon with the product. My mom is sharing the pouch with me and we'll be ordering in the new year. Thanks Em!

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Review by Yash

Posted on 24/05/2016

Superb

Testing only

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Review by healthy Pete

Posted on 17/01/2016

Great Product

Great product

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Review by Luke p

Posted on 16/01/2016

You pay for what you get

Forget the other reviews, 102.5mg of griff extract tells you everything you need to know. Ive been taking 5-htp on/off for 15 years and this is genuinely a quality product....as long as it is genuinely 102.5mg

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Review by Ms S.C.W

Posted on 10/01/2016

A good natural alternative

I've taken Zoloft on/off for depression for almost 4 months after suffering having multiple tragedies in my personal life. (btw - I've never suffered before but when everything happens at once it's overwhelming.) Zoloft had worked for me but I've never liked the idea of taking anti-depressants. Part of this is probably because in taking them I "reclassified" myself as somebody with a mental illness but i've read a lot about dependency and side effects and i think they come with negatives. "WE ARE WHAT WE EAT" and I've found this to be even more of a truism in the last 4 months. I've cut out refined sugars and simple carbs and I take one tablet in the morning and sometimes another before bed to help my body to produce more serotonin and feel great. the downside to brain feed is probably it's information on 5-htp so google griffonia simplicifolia to understand where 5-htp comes from. As far as I'm aware it can only be derived from its seeds. you can't buy the seeds so I guess this is the next best thing

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Review by Sarah M

Posted on 10/01/2016

Taking these for everything. so far so good

Read loads about 5-htp as an appetite suppressant, better sleep, mood, stress etc. I'm only 1 week in but I'm loving them! Overall I've found I'm way more productive at work and making better decisions which I can only contribute towards my more up beat mood. I'm sleeping better but i don't know if that's because my more content and less worried. re: appetite - i've become more conscious of when I'm full but I've also been exercising way more and i think that's also having a positive impact. Would recommend these 100% plus they came the following day! thanks Brain Feed

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Review by naz

Posted on 08/01/2016

working :) :) :)

I didn't even know what SAD was until december bt they defo help

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Review by Wes T

Posted on 07/01/2016

Arrived a day late but happy

Arrived a day late but happy

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Review by Gillian

Posted on 07/01/2016

would recommend

product quality is the best I've had. It would be nice to have the tablets in a plastic bottle

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Review by biz

Posted on 07/01/2016

sic for comedown!

cn function 100% the following day. esp after nye, ny day partying :) :) #cured

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Review by Sue

Posted on 28/10/2015

I can't recommend these enough if you get anxious.

the effects are way more noticeable to my previous ones from H&B plus from the labels it looks like there's far less crap in them

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Review by jason etherington

Posted on 28/10/2015

excellent

better than the 50mg from H&B and 1/2 the price

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Review by Jonny Berstoe

Posted on 08/09/2015

quality product and great value

Good product

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Review by Horrisddihhjg

Posted on 08/09/2015

great product

I really like it

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Low mood

5-htp is the precursor to your happy chemical messenger; serotonin (5-ht).

“5-htp is well absorbed from an oral dose, with about 70 percent ending up in the bloodstream. It easily crosses the blood-brain barrier and effectively increases central nervous system (CNS) synthesis of serotonin. In the CNS, serotonin levels have been implicated in the regulation of sleep, depression, anxiety, aggression, appetite, temperature, sexual behaviour, and pain sensation. Therapeutic administration of 5-HTP has been shown to be effective in treating a wide variety of conditions, including depression, fibromyalgia, binge eating associated with obesity, chronic headaches, and insomnia.” [6]

“5-htp has definitely got antidepressant effect in patients of depression. Antidepressant effect was seen within 2 weeks of treatment and was apparent in all degrees of depression. The therapeutic efficacy of l-5-HTP was considered as equal to that of fluoxetine.” [7]

“available evidence does suggest these substances are better than placebo at alleviating depression” [8].


[6] Birdsall 5-Hydroxytryptophan: a clinically-effective serotonin precursor Alternative Medicine Review 1998 Aug 3 271-80

[7] Jangid et al Comparative study of efficacy of l-5-hydroxytryptophan and fluoxetine in patients presenting with first depressive episode. Asian Journal of Psychiatry 2013 Feb;6(1):29-34

[8] Shaw et al Tryptophan and 5-hydroxytryptophan for depression. Cochrane Database System review 2002.

Sports Anxiety

Social Anxiety

Generalised Anxiety

PMS

"Absence of increased premenstrual right-sided relative 5-HTP-derived activity of the dorsolateral prefrontal cortices was found to strongly correlate to premenstrual irritability. A causal relationship here seems plausible, and the findings give further support to an underlying frontal brain disturbance in hormonally influenced serotonergic activity in women with PMS" [9]

[9] Olle Eriksson et al - Women with Premenstrual Dysphoria Lack the Seemingly Normal Premenstrual Right-Sided Relative Dominance of 5-HTP-Derived Serotonergic Activity in the Dorsolateral Prefrontal Cortices - A Possible Cause of Disabling Mood Symptoms - Journal of PLoS One September 2016 12;11(9)

Club recovery

If you enjoy late nights and long festival days but want to ensure you're performing at your optimum on a Monday morning then this is for you.

feel better | sleep better | perform better | you. naturally.

5-htp comedown  Jonny 25 – Recruitment Exc

"I enjoy going out, festivals and Ibiza. Trust me; take 5-htp on Sunday & Monday and you’ll be back to normal before you know it. It's subtle but you feel uplifted and more content."

5-htp depression and anxiety  Amara 26 – charity worker

"5-htp is my anti-depressant of choice. I’m conscious what I put in my body and 5-htp is the only natural solution that helps me achieve the right balance. I feel less anxious and more relaxed and I sleep better." 

 

5-htp anxiety & stress G.Maalouf – IT Manager

"I’m responsible for 10,000 users & we’re a 24hr operation. 5-htp makes me feel more content & collected so that I can make better judgment calls. Ultimately, it gives more clarity of thought when anxious or stressed."

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