The Science of Sleep
Sleep is especially important in today's world. It's the time when your body
repairs, rebuilds and replenishes the tissues and compounds that have been damaged
or depleted by the demands of your life. But when there is too much stress,
imbalances occur that can keep you from getting enough sleep.
Source Naturals, the science company, introduces 5-HTP to help promote healthy
sleep cycles. 5-HTP, or L-5-Hydroxytryptophan, is created when the tryptophan
in your body is converted into serotonin. 5-HTP can cross the blood-brain barrier
and is associated with increasing active serotonin levels as well as serotonin
production. And those increased serotonin levels are associated with healthy
sleep regulation, increased melatonin production for 24-hour sleep cycle regulation,
mood regulation, and appetite control. Source Natural's 5-HTP capsules are safely
and naturally derived from Griffonia simplicifolia seeds.
How 5-HTP Works
5-HTP works because it supports your body's balanced production of two important
sleep regulating hormones, serotonin and melatonin. Serotonin is a neurotransmitter
that helps regulate sleep, moods and appetite. But you need adequate serotonin
levels to maintain this balance. 5-HTP is the serotonin precursor that is formed
when tryptophan is converted into serotonin in your body. In clinical research,
5-HTP increased the amount and availability of serotonin produced by the body.
It is able to cross the blood brain-barrier to increase both serotonin levels
and serotonin production in your brain so you can regain a healthy balance when
you are sleeping, feeling emotions, or eating. Eventually, the serotonin in
your body is converted into melatonin, the hormone that helps regulate healthy
24-hour sleep cycles known as circadian rhythms. Aging and various
forms of physical or emotional stress can decrease your melatonin levels and
disrupt your sleep cycle. Fortunately, that balance can be regained. When 5-HTP
increases serotonin production, melatonin production is also increased, which
can help you regain a healthy circadian rhythm.
Naturally Promoting Healthy Sleep
Source Naturals 5-HTP is safely derived from Griffonia simplicifolia seeds and
is available in 50 and 100 mg potencies. Innovative natural products, such as
5-HTP, are part of a new paradigm in health care. You can join this revolution
in preventive wellness, long before it becomes mainstream, by taking charge
of your health with products that are only available at natural food and nutrition
outlets. Support your healthy moods, eating habits and sleep cycles with the
science of Source Naturals 5-HTP today.
Three Tips for a Healthy Sleep Cycle
- Have a small portion of a high carbohydrate snack (such as a few crackers
or a banana) just before bedtime. That small amount of simple carbohydrates
will trigger the release of extra serotonin to help you get to sleep.
- Exercise. Regular exercise helps to promote healthy sleep cycles. But stop
exercising a few hours before bedtime so your body has time to switch to a
relaxed state for sleeping.
- Supplement with 5-HTP, MELATONIN and our Bio-Aligned NIGHT REST formula.
These supplements can help you maintain healthy sleep cycles.
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