5-HTP for Weight Loss and Better Sleep

Awhile back, I heard about the world of lucid dreaming, and started getting very curious as to how I could consistently obtain lucid dreams. Lucid dreaming on its own can be an enormously powerful tool, though it can be incredibly hard to achieve. The first step to lucid dreaming is being able to remember your dreams.

My friend told me about 5-HTP and said that it made his dreams really vivid, and also helped him fall asleep. This was before I started taking melatonin, so I ordered some and tried it, and started to really like it. One potentially positive side effect is loss of appetite. I noticed I hardly needed to eat the next day (similar to many nootropics) and I felt fine. I didn’t remember my dreams however, but later learned that the ability to recall dreams is related to recall memory (which 5-HTP isn’t for).

I continued taking 5-HTP for sleep (slept soundly, all night), and the weight loss was a nice treat as well. I learned later that in some countries, 5-HTP is used to help alleviate symptoms of depression. The reason this stuff can make you happy, sleep better, and lose weight is because it’s a precursor to serotonin in the brain (though most serotonin ends up in the gastrointestinal tract).

But before you buy some and start taking it every night, you should be aware of some of the problems with 5-HTP as well. Because it increases serotonin in the body, it is possible for your body to adapt to this. Another thing to be conscious of is something known as serotonin syndrome. This is when too much serotonin gets into and stays in the brain and could be fatal, so proper dosing is vital.

I’ve personally stopped taking 5-HTP because I have melatonin for sleep, I’m trying to gain weight, and depression isn’t an issue for me. It’s still a powerful tool, that when used responsibly, could be a great addition to your supplement stack. Another supplement for sleep, aside from melatonin, is L-thenaine. See my comparison of 5-HTP and L-theanine.

Top 5 Reasons to Try Phenibut

If you have not heard of this supplement called phenibut, now is a good time to take a good look and see exactly what it can do for your body. Phenibut was first discovered and used in Russia in their clinics for anxiolytic effects and as a nootropic to help with anxiety, stress, depression, and many other conditions. The phenibut dosages vary depending on what effect the user hopes to achieve.

Phenibut Effects and Benefits

1. It works. Phenibut has been used for a many number of years now, gaining popularity in Russian clinics. Many users attest to its ability to help them in their conditions. Many users take Phenibut powder to relieve anxiety and stress, although it can take quite a bit of time for this to kick in to your system once taken. But even with that feedback, there is just no denying that it’s effective. These days, it is alsoused to help people sleep better.

2. It is Safe. Did you know that this supplement was actually a standard in the health kit of Russian Astronauts in the early 70s? They used this supplement because it helped effectively reduce stress levels without affecting job performance. They could not rely on the traditional sedatives and tranquilizers as it made them drowsy.

3. It is cheap. You can buy 25g of Phenibut powder for under $10. You can find many deals and discounts online.

4. It can be used by both children and adult. There have been instances where even teens are using this to help keep their stress level in schools to a minimum. This is mainly because this is proven to really work well even with this young demographic.

5. It can improve memory, learning, and thinking. Now this is certainly something we can all use. People with memory problems or have difficulty in cognition can also use this. The so called nootropic effect has been proven before, and with the proper dosaging, you can actually utilize this supplement to enhance your brain power.