I was contacted via Instagram by NutraFitz Global Ambassador, Jeanette, aka Insta handle @themagnificentmom, to test an amazing supplement called 5-HTP Whole Food Griffonia Simplicifolia capsules. I researched it first as I don’t just take supplements willy nilly at my age. But I found the ingredients to be all natural and safe, and was delighted to give them a try.
I take only one in the morning and it is all that is required. I have been sleeping great! And let me tell you, part of the reason why I have been a bit AWOL on my blog the past couple of months is due to a few injuries from the intense work I have been doing in the garden and yard since spring. Before the 5-HTP, although I was exhausted from the daily workout provided by my yard revamp (still more to do), I couldn’t get my legs to settle down. And with the supplements, I have nearly endless energy. Enough even with the Texas heat that my husband has to call me inside! That is awesome! I highly recommend this product.
Here is what NutraFitz has to say about their 5-HTP supplement (120 capsules/1 per day!:
“As with any supplement, in order to achieve maximum benefits of a 5-HTP supplement it is important to start with a high-quality supplement.
Our unique formula begins with a pure and concentrated organic Griffonia simplicifolia extract at 98% (most on the market are 95% or less and NOT organic). We added organic sunflower lecithin oil to enhance absorption, and we include the quality form of B6 (p5p) which will give you better conversion to serotonin. All of this creates better absorption providing you with stronger effects from your supplement.
5-HTP converts directly into serotonin in your brain. Serotonin is your brains ‘happiness’ hormone and is key for mood support. Other important roles include better sleep, appetite, memory, learning, temperature regulation, sexual behavior, cardiovascular function, muscle contraction, and endocrine regulation. Another reason 5-HTP is so beneficial for sleep and mood is because once it is ingested, serotonin also gets converted into another important “master” chemical – melatonin. Melatonin is your body’s natural sleep hormone and it’s responsible for maintaining healthy sleeping patterns. Many people also use 5-HTP for weight loss because it helps reduce your appetite.
Serotonin production declines with age, and at any age its abundance can be compromised further by stress. Low levels of serotonin are most commonly manifested by depressed mood, anxiety, and insomnia. They can also lead to various other complaints and disorders, diminishing one’s quality of life. Dietary supplementation can help boost levels of 5 HTP and therefore serotonin and melatonin production, enabling you to live a better quality of life.”
Links to where you can purchase NutraFitz 5-HTP supplements.
5-HTP 100mg Whole Food Griffonia Simplicifolia
** This product for sent to me at no cost for review and testing purposes, all opinions are my own.