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How to Take 5-HTP

Suffering from poor sleeping? Taking 5-HTP can help you achieve a good night’s rest - leaving you feel refreshed each morning. Promoting serotonin and melatonin development, 5-HTP can help regulate your sleep cycle. Our guide dives into how to take 5-HTP and what exactly it is.

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What is 5-HTP and How Does it Affect Sleep?

5-HTP is an amino-acid that our bodies can naturally create. Its chemical name is 5-hydroxytryptophan. It is an essential component in making serotonin, which is a chemical messenger in the body responsible for mood, learning, and helps promote healthy sleep patterns. Serotonin is also needed for your pineal gland to produce melatonin, which is the hormone that affects the body’s sleep-wake cycle. Those suffering from poor sleep, could find that 5-HTP is the perfect sleep supplement to promote a better night’s rest. 

Introducing BetterYou’s Lights-Out 5-HTP

We understand the importance of sleep to support good health. Our Lights-Out 5-HTP Nightly Oral Spray is an expert blend of 5-HTP, lemon balm, and passionflower. Designed to be taken before bed as a sleep aid, our 5-HTP supplement is an oral spray. Our 5-HTP is taken easily as 5 sprays inside your mouth, this is then absorbed by the soft tissue into the rich venous system.

5 Simple Steps to Take 5-HTP 

Creating the perfect sleep routine can be aided by taking 5-HTP. Our 5 simple steps will help you find the best way to take 5-HTP for you.

  1. Put down the blue light devices (smartphones and TVs) - these suppress the production of melatonin which is vital for sleep. 
  2. Wind down before bed - take a relaxing bath with soothing bath flakes.
  3. Relax before you head to sleep - our bodies can find it tricky to wind down at night and relieving muscle tension could help. 
  4. Take 5-HTP Lights Out Supplement - before heading to bed take 5 sprays of 5-HTP oral spray.
  5. Wake up at the same time - creating a healthy sleep cycle by going to bed and waking up at the same time everyday, can help to improve your rest.

What Dosage of BetterYou’s 5-HTP to Take

The BetterYou Lights-Out supplements will give you a daily dose of 50g of 5-HTP. Use 5 sprays of this food supplement a day to reach this dosage, at any time. You do not need to take 5-HTP with food or water. 

When to Take 5-HTP

The best time to take 5-HTP is before you go to bed, as part of your relaxing sleep routine. Formulated to support relaxation, taking 5-HTP before bed can help to maintain a healthy sleep cycle.

Who Can Take 5-HTP?

Supporting relaxation ready for sleep, taking 5-HTP can benefit many people. The BetterYou 5-HTP supplement can be taken by adults and children over 12. It is also suitable as a vegan supplement, vegetarian supplement, and gluten free supplement

Those who are pregnant, breastfeeding, undergoing surgery in the next 2 weeks, take Parkinson’s medication, those that take serotonin increasing medication (like antidepressants), and codeine should not take 5-HTP.

Magnesium and 5-HTP for a Peaceful Night

Sleep deprivation can leave you feeling tired, unalert, with memory issues, and even a higher risk of diabetes. Tackle your trouble sleeping by preparing your mind and body for bed with 5-HTP and magnesium. Magnesium supplements relax your muscles, helping you to achieve a blissful night’s sleep. Our collection has a range of topical formulations:

Finding the perfect formula for you can find the help to experience the benefits of magnesium for yourself. In partnership with 5-HTP you’ll be enjoying a good night’s rest in no time.

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