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Kim Kardashian & Neuro Drinks: What Is 5HTP And Why Is Kim K Obsessed With It?

Kim Kardashian and Neuro Drinks are breaking the internet. It might not be something that you would think about in relation to the Kardashians, who normally favour beautifying, weight loss solutions. But Kim Kardashian and Neuro Drinks are all over the internet. But why? What are Neuro Drinks? And why is Kim K drinking them?

Kim Kardashian And Neuro Drinks

It’s no secret that Kim Kardashian is no stranger to going viral, but why are Neuro Drinks trending with her?

If I am totally honest, her backing of health trends usually makes my eyes roll. But her most recent viral trend has gained my interest.

Kim Kardashian and Neuro Drinks in a makeup room

(sourced from: ‘Kim Kardashian West Fixes Internet Headlines About Her and Her Family’, ELLE, YouTube)

Kim has recently been talking a lot about Neuro drinks. She first mentioned them in her April blog as her “favourite drink right now”. She more recently featured alongside them as ELLE’s April cover star. They were even pictured during her interview with three of the drinks by her head.

But why have these Neuro Drinks captured Kim’s attention? According to her blog, it’s because:

They have so many flavors and uses. You can drink them as a sleep aid, for hydration or when you need an easy dose of protein. One of my favorites is the Neuro Bliss flavor. With my busy schedule, it helps me stay focused and stress-free all day. They fit within my diet, too, since all eight of the drinks are under 50 calories and formulated with high-quality ingredients.

With three young children, a newborn, and Kayne West, I imagine she might need some stress relief. But do these drinks really offer Kim a ‘stress-free’ day and aid to help her sleep?

Neuro Drinks

Neuro Drinks have been around for a while in the US, specialising in flavoured, fortified water. I remember drinking them back in a very hot summer of 2009 in New York City. It was a cool, refreshing, and promised to be the ultimate hydration. They contained a blend of minerals in spring water to restore my body’s PH levels naturally. As in all Neuro Drinks, the ingredients list was based, as the name suggests, in neuroscience.

Neuro Drinks And 5HTP

The drink I had in NYC was called Neuro Aqua, designed to rehydrate. Kim K’s prefered drink of choice is Neuro Bliss, which is clinically studied to reduce stress. As Kim Kardashian says, it helps to keep her “stress-free all day.”

Usually, I would become a little sceptical at this point. With such hectic and demanding lifestyles, we could all do with a stress remedy. But how can a bottle of flavoured water help to reduce stress levels?

What Is 5HTP?

Kim’s favourite drink contains 5-Hydroxy L-Tryptophan, known as 5HTP. This is a naturally occurring amino acid that has a neurological effect. What that really means is that it has an effect on the levels of serotonin in our brains. Serotonin, known as the ‘happy hormone, has an effect on our mood and even on our sleep. Studies have shown that raising levels of serotonin in the brain can have a positive effect on mood and levels of stress.

Typically, an anti-depressant might be prescribed for controlling high levels of stress over a prolonged period of time. That’s because they contain a synthetic form of serotonin in order to raise levels in the brain. 5HTP is a natural solution that encourages the production of serotonin in the brain.

Kim Kardashian And 5HTP

So when Kim says that Neuro Drinks help her to “stay focused and stress-free all day”, she might actually have a point! This actually isn’t a Kardashian viral trend that I am rolling my eyes at!

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Katie Lambert

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After studying History at The University of Leeds, Katie moved back to her home town of Manchester to start a career in content writing. Katie has a passion for health and fitness and enjoys running in her spare time. Her favourite topics to write about include healthy recipes, performance strategies and general wellbeing.