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5-HTP (5-hydroxy tryptophan) is an effective replacement for tryptophan. It is a breakdown product of tryptophan, an essential amino acid present in most protein foods.*
5-HTP is a precursor to serotonin & works essentialy the same as does tryptophan, and in fact is one chemical step closer to serotonin.* Read extensively about tryptophan in Dr. Slagle's book, "The Way Up From Down."
5-HTP naturally increases the serotonin levels in the brain & body, whereas the antidepressants, Prozac, Zoloft, Paxil, Effexor, Serzone, Luvox, Remeron, etc, unnaturally increase serotonin levels and have many significant side effects. Do not take 5-HTP together with these drugs or you may increase the serotonin too much & create unpleasant symptoms.*
Tryptophan was used by millions of people for many years & is safe. We recommend using only domestic suppliers.It is available by prescription from many compounding pharmacies.
The benefits of 5-HTP are virtually the same as those of tryptophan, being:
Equivalency to tryptophan: 500 mg tryptophan equals 100 mg 5-HTP.
DIRECTIONS: For Sleep: 100-600 mg within 1 hour before bedtime either with water or a small carbohydrate snack (but no protein) or one half of dose 1/2 hour before dinner & the rest at bedtime
For Daytime Calming:1-2 of the 100 mg every few hours through the day until calming benefits felt
ALWAYS TAKE 5-HTP or Tryptophan with pyridoxal-5-phosphate to ensure adequate & proper conversion to serotonin rather than unwanted metabolites. be sure to be taking a good multi vitamin. some time in the day
Side effects are rare but may be:
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* These statements have not been evaluated by the U.S.Food & Drug Administration. These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease
|5-HTP 60 Capsules - 100 mg
|5-Hydroxy-L-tryptophan derived from Griffonia simplicifolia