If you are asked, “When do you feel happiest?” How would you answer? Everyone’s understanding of happiness is different and has a different answer. Talk to your family or your favorite person, find time to devote yourself to your hobbies, tasting delicious dishes, soaking in a comfortable hot bath, or just a high-quality sleep. There should be a lot of happy moments in a day! Let us talk about the hormone 5-HTP that makes people feel happy.
5-HTP is one of the three most important neurotransmitters in the human body alongside epinephrine and dopamine. It is also known as the “happy hormone,” and it has a huge impact on people’s mental and emotional effects. People with lower 5-HTP levels are more likely to suffer from depression and other psycho-emotional diseases. Insufficiency of 5-HTP can be manifested as depression, fatigue, loss of interest, insomnia, dependence, and other symptoms and other mental illnesses.
The importance of 5-HTP
The 5-HTP is closely related to human emotion, emotional control, and mental stability. When 5-HTP’s secretion is sufficient, the functional regulation of the human heart and autonomic nerves can reach a balanced steady-state. Current studies have shown that insufficient 5-HTP may be the cause of stress disorders, depression, sleep disorders, and other diseases. Moreover, 5-HTP does not only influence mental and emotional aspects, it is closely related to various functions of the human body such as the digestive system, defecation, and body temperature regulation.
What kind of people have insufficient 5-HTP secretion? Check to see if you have the following symptoms.
- Low cognitive ability
- Indifferent interpersonal relationships
- Gastrointestinal disorders
5-HTP is also known as serotonin and happiness hormone. Its function is to increase happiness and reduce mental stress by stimulating the parasympathetic nerves. 5-HTP is the raw material for the synthesis of melatonin which is the hormone that helps with sleep at night.
The latest research done by sleep expert Matthew Waler found that sleep is the superpower to extend your life. Good quality sleep can improve your memory, stay slim, reduce appetite, stay away from cancer and Alzheimer’s. It shows how important sleep is to our health!
Melatonin Synthesis Pathway (image copyright: SciELO)
A joint study with the Japanese Industrial Medical University shows that Pine Knot Extract, which is rich in active ingredients such as turpentine polyphenols, can increase the secretion of 5-HTP, reduce mental stress, and increase happiness while synthesizing melatonin and improving sleep quality.
The primary materials of Pine Knot Extract are pine knot polyphenol extract and willow leaf extract. Pine knots are formed by the pine itself to resist pests and external damage. It contains a lot of antioxidants and antithrombotic active ingredients to help promote blood circulation and improve low body temperature.
Pine Knot Extract can help to improve the blood circulation of the frontal lobe of the brain and its functionality. It also increases the secretion of serotonin and promotes the synthesis of melatonin, reduces mental stress, and improves sleep. Therefore, improving depression and reducing mental stress.
Pine Knot Extract can promote blood circulation during pregnancy, promote blood circulation and improve the uterine environment; It can help to regulate the secretion of prostaglandins in the middle and early pregnancy, prevent uterine contraction and thrombosis, and reduce the chance of miscarriage.