- 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
I took htp on the recommedations of a friend ,had terrible side effects but did not connect the two for some time and took 5 htp for a couple of months..have had heart palpitations since the DO NOT TA K E It , very dangerous. for some people like myself
Hi Rose, I also have been taking this for around three months and had heart palpitations and tachycardia. Have now developed stomach problems so have decided to stop and see what happens. This morning after no 5htp, I can say I feel relaxed without my head and heart racing. I was also becoming very anxious and agitated which, in turn made me depressed. I will monitor for a few days and see what happens. Sometimes these supplements are not right for everybody.
First night I took the advanced sleep melatonin with 5 HTP I slept good BUT the next 3 nights I took it, a very severe throbbing headache woke me up at midnight. My head hurt so bad that I was alarmed. I will no longer take this medication.
I took this for nearly a year, the effect was fantastic, subtle but beautiful.
The only side effect was (after several months) I noticed my penis was slightly smaller. Scary hehe . I know this can acour with people who use
amphetamines and there does seem to be a link between mood enhancing substances and sexual behaviour.
I have also read that 5-htp can cause sexually deviant thoughts, can’t remember the name of the condition but worth baring in mind if you are predisposed to that way of thinking.