There is this man in his early 40’s who struggled with insomnia for years. He could fall asleep only to wake up after an hour, never to fall asleep again until daybreak. He was ever tired. In fact, this condition substantially affected his abilities and life, in general.
At the age of 28, he visited his main doctor, who prescribed anti-depressants.These anti-depressants, however, only caused some side-effects such as dry mouth. As a result, the man discontinued taking the drugs.
He later decided to visit a place he had heard about. The place offered extensive assessment, taking a natural rather than a pharmaceutical approach. He set an appointment and candidly explained his problem and the symptoms. This is where he learned that there was a relationship between his depressions and sleeplessness, both of which were caused by inadequate serotonin production by the brain.
Serotonin is a neurotransmitter, which is responsible for sleep, good mood, muscle contraction, and so forth. Its deficiency can therefore result in sleeplessness, depression, achy legs, sadness etc. According to the natural doctor, anti-depressants impede the re-uptake of serotonin between the brain synapses and can cause severe side effects.
In the same breath, the man learned about 5-HTP. A precursor to serotonin, 5-HTP is a natural product with no side effects for most individuals.
When ingested, 5-HTP gets converted to serotonin in the body. While most people can absorb sufficient tryptophan from food sources, there are those who need much more so as to feel well.
About three days after he took his first dose of 5-HTP, this man got his first night of great sleep. Come morning, he awoke re-energized, relaxed, and without the usual pain in the legs. He finally got a solution to his long time problem!
It is now 13 years and the man never misses his daily dose of 5-HTP. Consequently he greatly enjoys his life.