We all go through bad patches because of changes, traumas and losses in life therefore our ability to bounce back into life with renewed enthusiasm is a big deal. This implies recharging the brain and body’s biochemistry as much as resolving psychological issues. Conventional opinion would say that the purpose of medication such as antidepressant drugs is to get you back on the road. However these drugs can often leave you worse off than you started due to a lot of side effects (e.g. Prozac has 45 listed side effects). Alternative approach suggest to correct imbalance with nutrients, not drugs. There is a particularly interesting amino acid, called 5-HTP (5-hydroxytryptohan), which is found in our food and important for production of the mood-elevating chemical Serotonin in the human body.
Serotonin (a neurotransmitter, although some consider the chemical to be a hormone) is thought to be responsible for mood and social behaviour, appetite and digestion, sleep, memory as well as sexual desire and function. Researchers believe that a deficit of serotonin leads to depression. However, Serotonin itself cannot cross the blood-brain barrier therefore serotonin that is used inside the brain must be produced within it. This factor brought 5-HTP to light because it can be converted into serotonin in the brain.
The effect of 5-HTP supplementation as the short cut to serotonin production were observed in several clinical trials. In the 1970s in Osaka University medical School, Japan, after administration of 5-HTP for 2 weeks, three-quarter of the patients reported either complete relief or significant improvement of their depression with no side effect.
In terms of our body function, serotonin can also affect the functioning of our cardiovascular system, muscles, and various elements in the endocrine system. Researchers have also found evidence that serotonin may play a role in regulating milk production in the breast, and that a defect within the serotonin network may be one underlying cause of SIDS (sudden infant death syndrome).
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