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5-HTP: Natural Support for Depression and Weight Loss

5-HTP is the amino acid used by the body to make serotonin. It is mainly derived from food in the form of tryptophan which is then converted to 5-HTP and then to serotonin (see diagram below). Tryptophan -> 5-HTP -> Serotonin. Serotonin is a very important chemical messenger in our bodies and is correlated with symptoms related to mood, […]