5htp is a substance naturally produced within the human body that can suppress the appetite of an individual allowing a large amount of weight loss to be achieved without resorting to a fad diet. Supported by Doctor Oz on his nationally broadcast medical show the all natural version of the supplement can bring about a large increase in serotonin in the human brain, which acts as a natural appetite suppressor and reduces the craving for foods rich in carbohydrates some people find hard to resist. Taken over a short period of time the supplement has few known side effects and is not connected to the development of new medical conditions; although those with existing medicalo conditions should seek medical advice to ensure the product does not react negatively with other medications.
For over 30 years the weight loss merits of 5htp haev been researched and proven in medical studies featuring laboratory animals and human beings. A well known 1975 study gave doses of the supplement to lab rats bred specificalyl to become obese and overeat; after being given the product prior to being fed each day the lab rats showed a marked decrease in the amount of food consumed and were weighed at regular intervals to show they had lost weight over the course of the study. Human studies include one judgng the effects of the dietary supplment compared to a placebo amongst a group of overweight women. When given a 200 mg dose of the appetite suppressant the women in the study lost around 10 pounds during the 12 week study compraed with an average two pound loss for those given a placebo.
As shown by Doctor Oz the day to day diet of a person can be altered significantly through taking the supplement to reduce the amount of food consumed and the typers of food the body wishes to take in. Cravings for foods high in carbohydrates are often reduced in people taking a regular dose of 5htp for a short period of time; dietary and medical experts recommend the supplement should be taken for only a 12 week period at a time to avoid raising the level of serotonin in the body to dangerous levels.
The side effects of the supplement are few, but those who have isseus with depression should seek medicala dvice before beginning to take the supplement as it can bring about suicidal thoughts. As with all changes in diet and medications it is always advisable to seek medical advice before beginning any new diteary supplements or exercise regime’s. Only products derived from nauratl sources, which are free from preservatives and additives should be taken to avoid the problems caused by taking man made substances instead of those taken from the seed of the griffonia simpilficonia plant.