Stress has become the curse of today’s fast-paced society. If you read books written during the 18th and 19th century you will seldom find any reference to this modern-day phenomenon, which has such a hugely detrimental effect on so many people.

Stress has both short-term and long-term side effects. In the short term it interferes with our ability to focus on the issues at hand, it causes forgetfulness, and it can negatively affect a man’s testosterone levels and hence his love life. High stress levels can also cause heart attacks, it weakens your immune system and - heaven forbid - makes you look older.

Over time, chronic stress and all that grinding of teeth can permanently damage your teeth and gums. That is not even the worst of it: it can also lead to mental disorders such as depression and anxiety.

There are many stress-reducing techniques and medications out there, from stress-balls to sedatives and solid exercise regimens. All of these might be helpful, but the best way to combat stress is perhaps to replenish what your body lost in the process.

In comes our FORZA Super 5-HTP 90 Capsules. This high-strength 5-HTP supplement is recognised by UK sports professionals, businesspersons and students for its ability to combat stress and anxiety naturally.

The secret of this formula is 5-HTP. Although it can not be found in the foods that we consume, this natural compound is distilled from an African plant known as Griffonia Simplicifolia and can be taken as a dietary supplement.

The reason why 5-HTP has become a particular favourite with UK consumers is the fact that it serves as a direct precursor to something that is vital in the fight against anxiety and depression: serotonin.

Serotonin is one of a number of very important neurotransmitters in our brains and is believed to be responsible for euphoria and happiness, which is why it is very often called ‘the happy hormone’.

The production of serotonin in our bodies is affected by a variety of factors, including lifestyle, age and genetics - and our 21st century high-pressure society often disrupts this process, resulting in diseases such as anxiety, depression and sleep disorders.

As always, you should not only depend on a dietary supplement to reach your goal. Taking a brisk walk three times a week, learning how to meditate and ensuring you take a hour’s break every day to do something you really like will go a long way to help reduce stress, anxiety and all the other nasty side-effects of a fast-paced lifestyle.

Although this supplement has been tested to be 100% safe for human use, if you suffer from any underlying medical issues - particularly if you are using prescription medicine - it is always a good idea to discuss it with your doctor before starting to take food supplements.

The recommended daily dosage is two tablets, which means the 90-capsule bottle should last for 45 days. Please note that this product is not suitable for vegetarians.