5-HTP – my personal recommendation for moodiness, anxiety, depression and general sleep difficulties

5-HTPIf you feel moody, anxious, depressed, stressed or have any combination of these, I would like to personally recommend you to take 5-HTP supplements.

5-HTP is an amino acid that is integral in the production of serotonin, a neurotransmitter that causes happiness and positivity. Serotonin is produced by the body from tryptophan and 5-HTP is the immediate precursor to serotonin.

5-HTP is a precursor to serotonin and has been studied extensively for its role as a treatment in depression and weight loss. It also has an important role in sleep regulation, appetite control, immune function and cardiovascular health.

Truth be told, I don’t take this every single day. I use it specifically when I have had late nights and felt that I really need to sleep well tonight. Quite consistently, I get restful sleeps without my mind going wild about things I have to do the following day or reflecting on things that have happened. The supplements are not expensive and are pretty safe to consume.

You can get the same brand that I’m taking (Now Foods, 5-HTP, 100 mg) or get it from your own preferred supplement company.

Choo Choo Train @ Kallang Wave Mall 2021

We took the kids (@doubleetoh) to Kallang Wave Mall for lunch and to get some groceries as we’re going to have a small steamboat lunch for Mother’s Day the next day. After lunch, we brought the kids to get their Zoomoov fix. We also gave in to their request for the Choo Choo Train ride as well. We used to pay $6 per kid but they seem to have switched their ticketing mechanics. A $6 ticket allows for 2 pax be it a child + parent or child + child. Since Emma and Ethan can already ride on their own, we spent $12 and that gave them 2 rounds of train ride together! They are also running a promotion now where each $6 ride ticket comes with a free gift! When do you receive the gift? During the ride, there will be a “pit stop” at Paco FunWorld where a man will come out with a box for the child to select his/her gift! Super cool and such a great deal!

Sunrise @ Marina Bay Singapore (Time Lapse) as seen from Swissotel

Time Lapse View of the Marina Bay area capturing landmarks such as the Marina Bay Sands (MBS), The Singapore Flyer, Pan Pacific Hotel Singapore, The Esplanade, The Padang, Marina Square, The Fullerton Hotel, Clarke Quay, Merlion and many more. Taken from my room at 54th storey of Swissotel The Stamford

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