- 5-HTPSerotonergic SupplementMoodSleepWeight Loss
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Top 5-HTP Products* ❯View User Ratings* ❯*Affiliate LinksOVERVIEW: 5-HTP is the precursor of the neurotransmitter Serotonin and is made from the amino acid L-Tryptophan. As a supplement, it is derived from the seeds of the Griffonia Simplicifolia plant. READ MORE...USED FOR: Mood Improvement, Depression, Anxiety, Sleep Disorders, Insomnia, Migraines, Tension Headaches, PMS, PMDD, ADHD, Weight Loss and more.MECHANISM: 5-HTP increases serotonin levels in the brain. This neurotransmitter is involved in regulating mood and sleep cycles. READ MORE...DOSAGE: 50 - 600mg per day; Taken 1-3 times per day.SIDE EFFECTS: Generally well tolerated at appropriate dosages. May cause mild stomach discomfort, increased perspiration, dizziness, diarrhea, muscle twitching, tachycardia, hallucinations. Excessive dosages could cause Serotonin Syndrome. READ MORE...INTERACTIONS: SSRIs (Prozac, Paxil, Zoloft), Elavil, Anafranil, Tofranil, Carbipoda, Ambien, Donnatal, Ativan, Klonopin, Robitussin DM, Demerol, MAOIs, Talwin, Ultram. May interact with Serotonergic supplements and sedatives.RELATED SUPPLEMENTS: L-Tryptophan, L-Tyrosine, L-Theanine, GABA, Melatonin, Inositol, SAMe, Taurine, Rhodiola Rosea, Ashwagandha, St. John's WortTop 5-HTP Supplements
- Increases Serotonin levels in the brain
- Enhances mood and alleviates stress
- Improves sleep and regulates appetite
Nice post. You mentioned that the best approach is to take it the first thing in the morning before eating or drinking anything and that some follow up with a second dosage later in the day. This definitely makes sense as taking a dose of 5-HTP in tablet form can give you a peak then taper off shortly after. 5-HTP has started to become available in a patch, which slow releases the 5-HTP throughout the day. This is a good way of overcoming the peak/trough problem with tablets.
Why cant 5-HTP be taken with other antidepressants? Many Racetams are taken together. I am personally on 2 antidepressants, but it is not enough (for dopamine and serotonin) I do not want to add meds used for bi-polar as their side effects are scary.
Also, I have sleep disorders which might be helped by 5-HTP.
So, please cite me some case studies that say taking this with other antidepressants is dangerous.
There is a risk of Serotonin Syndrome if too much serotonin is present in the brain. 5-HTP may also interfere with the mechanisms of action for certain anti-depressants. Your doctor can provide more personalized advice depending on your needs and medical history. https://nootriment.com/5-htp-dangers/
hello, I’m 60 yrs old. I’ve been taking 100mg of 5-HTP for several years. I recently went through a sleep study and due to restless leg syn. and insomnia, was prescribed .5mg of Clonazepam. I just read where you shouldn’t take Clonazepam with 5-HTP. I gave them a complete list of all my vitamins and natural supplements, but now wondering if they didn’t notice the 5-HTP on my list. What is your recommendation or thoughts on this?