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Can 5 HTP Powder Effect Mice’s Mood?
- Jul 25, 2019 -

Many people think that our mood is controlled by our brain, but in fact, the digestive tract will also influence our mood. Some scientists even think that the intestines may be our second brain, because there are quite a few nerve cells in the intestine, the number of which is second only to the brain. The levels of microbes in the gut (which can be increased by compound probiotic tablets) and serotonin (which can be increased by 5 HTP powder) are closely related to our mood.

Microbiological endocrinologist Mark Lyte and his team did some experiments with mice. They found that when the mice felt stressed, their gut microbes felt pressure. To create pressure on the mice, Lyte put the mice in tight tubes to limit their movement. The experiment found that in stressed mice, intestinal microflora is not as diverse as relaxed mice, and the intestinal tract of rats in nervous and anxious state is more susceptible to pathogenic bacteria, that is, mice are more likely to get sick.

Can 5 HTP Powder Effect Our Mood

Neuroscientist Jiah Pearson-Leary points out that "social stress" also changes the amount of bacteria in the intestines. The mouse is a socially-loving animal. Research has found that mice that are always under tremendous pressure in social life have distinct intestinal microflora compared to those with healthy social status.

In addition to microbes, there is another key factor in our gut that controls our mood. It is called "serotonin." Serotonin is a neurotransmitter. In other words, it is a message that helps nerve cells to transmit information. It is estimated that nearly 90% of the serotonin in the human body is produced in the intestines. When a person begins to feel pressure, the serotonin in the body will decrease. At this time, our emotions will change, and negative emotions will continue to surge, such as anger, anxiety and so on. Serotonin levels can be increased by taking 5 HTP powder.

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