I was kindly sent a 3-pack of these to review on my blog. Has anyone else tried them yet?
Haps is a powder blend of Baobab, Mango, Pear, Pineapple, Guava, Banana and Griffonia Seed with added vitamins in there too. The Griffonia is the interesting ingredient as it is a natural version of 5-HTP which is linked to serotonin in the brain.
Serotonin levels are linked with mood and so the theory is by taking a drink with the Griffonia Seed in you will naturally boost your mood as your serotonin levels will be increased.
I have tried 2 out of the 3 sachets now and they are very pleasant in taste, they aren’t too sweet but still have a slight sherberty taste.
I was a little worried as it says not to use them if you’re on antidepressants (too much serotonin can be harmful) so I checked with my doctor that my medication was okay first. I don’t take a SSRI so my doctor said it was okay to try these drinks but be sensible and use them in moderation. I personally wouldn’t want to take it every day.
Did I feel a boost in mood ?
Yes, it did make me feel better. The second one especially I drank when I was feeling quite down and it helped to break that cycle. It is impossible to say for me whether it was the drink, the act of making the drink or a placebo effect. However, it did work for me.
- Taste nice
- Full of vitamins
- Did boost my mood
- Easy to make
- Handy sachets
- Can’t take if on regular antidepressants
I’d say they are handy for having around for a quick mood boost and to add to your well-being toolkit. As money is tight for me at the moment they are out of my current price range.