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How 5 HTP Powder Affects Our Sleep
- Jul 13, 2019 -

5 HTP powder may promote the sleep quality by increasing the melatonin levels.

5 HTP powder can produces a monoamine neurotransmitter called serotonin. Serotonin has many important functions and can be converted into the hormone melatonin. 

Melatonin (also known as melanin, pineal gland) is an amine hormone produced by mammals and human pineal glands (brain glands).

How 5 HTP Powder Affects Our Sleep

Melatonin was first discovered in the 1950s, when researchers thought it could whiten the skin, but after a lot of experiments, scientists realized that it was not directly related to whitening, but it affected our sleep. Melatonin is an in vivo hormone that induces natural sleep. It can shorten your bedtime and sleep time, improve sleep quality, reduce the number of awakenings during your sleep, and shorten the deep sleep stage.

Since the secretion of melatonin is restricted by the photoperiod, its synthesis has a distinct circadian rhythm. The amount of melatonin secreted at night is 5 to 10 times more than during the day, and peaks at 2:00 to 3:00 in the morning. The level of melatonin at night directly affects the quality of sleep.

Therefore, using 5 HTP powder may enhance your sleep quality. Some studies have found that the combination of GABA and 5 HTP powder can significantly reduce the time you need to drift off, make you sleep longer and improve your sleep quality. 

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