July 22, 2024


The Healthy Technicians

Using 5-HTP As a Natural Flight Anxiety Treatment

Using 5-HTP As a Natural Flight Anxiety Treatment

With the almost necessity of air travel in today’s society it is important for everyone to be comfortable with flying throughout the entire duration the flight. While flight anxiety to some degree is extremely common and afflicts nearly all travelers at some point during the flight, for some this anxiety gets to a point of becoming unbearable. The sufferers experience constant and often debilitating worry and anxiety throughout the flight which makes the entire experience at its best, miserable, and potentially dangerous to their health.

Different solutions are sought by different people. Some people choose to drink mass amounts of alcohol, others look to prescription medicines to help them relieve their anxiety. Both of these methods often do not even work that well, and have terrible side effects. These can cause extreme disorientation, and once you arrive at your orientation disorientation is not something that is very helpful.

There are also natural solutions people employ. These include music therapy, and meditation. Both of these methods can be effective, however it is rare for these to be effective, and it often requires years of practice to master this solution to the point where they can provide meaningful relief.

A final, and recommended solution is to take a natural supplement to help relieve anxiety. One of these supplements is known as 5-HTP. 5-HTP is actually a naturally occurring amino acid found in the brain. This amino acid is a precursor to the neurotransmitter serotonin. This means that it activates a part of the brain to produce the neurotransmitter serotonin. Serotonin is known to affect mood, and anxiety levels. When you take 5-HTP, it naturally causes the brain to produce more serotonin which decreases anxiety levels, and can lead to a happy stress free flight.