5 HTP is one of those supplements people throw around a lot “oh yeah, 5 HTP, of course, pff” but it will instantly make you sound much smarter if you call it by its full name, 5-hydroxytryptophan. “WOW,” people will say, “are you some kind of scientist? Are you a doctor in some kind of STEM field?!?” You can chuckle here and then say, “No no, I’m just enthusiastic about self care. All of our thoughts, feelings, ideas, dreams… all of our love can only be expressed through this brain, this body, this physical shell, this vessel… I just like to do my best to take care of this gift I’ve been given.” WOW. People SWOON. WOW. “Do you have some kind of CLASS we could sign up for? Do you have some kind of CULT!?” You can chuckle and just be like “no no, please. I’m only a person.”
All because you know how to say 5-hydroxytryptophan? Of course not, you can also explain how it is the intermediate metabolite for l-tryptophan, and thus a precursor for serotonin. You can say how, in your central nervous system, serotonin has been implicated in regulation of sleep, depression, anxiety, aggression, appetite, temperature, sexual behaviour, and pain sensation. You can say how 5-HTP, as a precursor to serotonin production, has been shown to be effective in treating a wide variety of conditions, including depression, arthritis, fibromyalgia, binge eating associated with obesity, chronic headaches, and insomnia. That’s why it’s in REBOOT. Your noodle is all jim jammed up with all kinds of stressors in modern life and sleep is supposed to be about un jim jammin’ your noodle! You want that noodle AL DENTE, baby, not all jim jammed up! So sip a nice hot cuppa REBOOT and feel what it’s like to sleep the sleep of a person with a perfectly tenderized cavatelli up in your skullbox!!