Cold & Feeling down? There’s a name for that….SAD


The evenings and early mornings are getting more chilly, and sun is chillaxing behind the clouds for most of the day! Autumn is upon us and for around 21% of UK adults the feelings of a persistent low mood, loss of pleasure in everyday activities, irritability, fatigue, oversleeping is all too familiar.

We call it the ‘Winter Blues’ or ‘sub-syndromal SAD’ a depressive condition believed to stem from the shortened hours of daylight, colder temperatures and lack of sunlight experienced over the winter months.

Are there any supplements that can help?


The New 5-HTP by BrainFeed is a popular choice for SAD sufferers and has a strong following amongst clinicians and patients including Hollywood actor Jim Carrey.  Drop by Apothecary 27, 5-HTP by BrainFeed is in store, perfect for relieving the symptoms caused by the ‘Winter Blues’.

How does 5-HTP by BrainFeed help Winter Blues?

  • 5-HTP is a chemical compound that is easily broken down by the body into serotonin – a neurotransmitter that is often found to be low in those suffering from SAD and depression.
  • Research links a deficit in serotonin to depression, stress, anxiety, SAD, lowered libido, poor digestion, appetite and irregular sleep patterns. By increasing the amount of serotonin available in the body, the theory is that these conditions can be relieved – the idea behind widely prescribed selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRI) antidepressants.
  • 5-htp can can also help increase your body’s levels of serotonin, as well as being effective in treating insomnia and improving quality of sleep.

BrainFeeds 5-HTP supplements are the smallest yet most nutrient-dense tablets available on the market. This UK’s premium supplier put your health and well-being front and centre of product design, using 100% naturally derived ingredients to drive results grounded in science.

Made from the highest quality extracts taken from sustainable sources – in this case, from griffonia seeds – they are twice the strength of 5-htp available from Holland & Barrett and MyProtein, helping you to relieve your anxiety in an easy-to-swallow, reliable and consistent tablet.

Get your Health & Wellness Supplies from Apothecary 27 71-73 Weyhill, Haslemere, Surrey, GU27 1H