So I picked up some 5-HTP yesterday...

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    From GNC ( :doh: ) but I didn't feel like waiting a couple weeks for it to arrive from BN. On the bottle it recommends 1 capsule daily with a meal, while every other 5-HTP bottle recommends 1 before bed, so I took it last night along with my ZMA and glutamine. Besides my dog waking me up at 4, I had the best 8 hour sleep I've ever had. I woke up this morning a lot faster, feeling refreshed and happier than normal. I have a slight history of drug use affecting serotonin, I thought this might help some.

    Does anyone else use this?

    http://www.ironmagazine.com/review41.html
     
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    It mentions it could increase cortisol levels :eek3:, how much of a concern do you think this is?
     
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    Like anti depressants?

    Anyway I've been considering taking 5-HTP as well when I get back.
     
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    Add the word illegal somewhere in that sentence :hs:
    Your brain does recover from it, although it takes years in some cases. I didn't do too much damage and the effect wasn't compounded, but I figured this might be good anyways.
     
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    I was taking 5htp, I have permanent nerve damage from years of ecstacy abuse. It was so bad, I have the affects of Parkinsons disease at 29 years old. I was taking 5htp and Paxil to counter act the effects. I finally decided to start working out, beleive it or not it put me in a better mood and the side effects aren't as bad.
     
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    You mean working out put you in a better mood? What sort of side effects did you encounter?
     
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    I've used 5-htp after a bad roll before to help restore serotonin levels... shit fucked me up, only time I had ever done it too, I'm guessing that's what you've done... the recommendations aren't always given for the same treatment, such as the one with a meal could be just to promote mental well-being, etc...

    I've dumped about 200mg of the shit along with 5 valerian roots into water to try to help me get to sleep before, about 45 minutes later I was extremely calm, I used to only take 100mg and it'd actually be a slight pick-up for me
     
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    once son, the dumb asian broad I was dating at the time wanted to try it

    5-htp isn't toxic, the reason that it is 5-hydroxytryptophan is because l-tryptophan, the amino acid, isn't very stable on its own and most of the original batches got contaminated and shit, there were issues with it, so they made a bond with some hydrogen/oxygens to help stabilize it
     
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    yeah, some people on ssri's replace what they're taking with 5htp
     
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    Yeah it is a serotonin precursor, the tryptophan is the limiting factor in the creation of serotonin so adding some will help in serotonin creation. I'm going to take 2 pills before bed tonight and see how that feels. I'm just concerned about the cortisol increase, you of all peolpe I would've thought would know about this.

    My 50pillsx60mg costed $23CAD :Owned:, it's like $20CAD for 120pillsx100mg at BN. I'm taking it cause I used to roll every once in awhile and figured this might help with mood and whatnot.
     
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    nah, stupid fucking whore, fuck her

    got a white one this time around, not a racist thing, just yeah :o

    5-htp is pretty cheap
     
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    This man speaks truth, I don't use it anymore because of this.
     
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    CRF = Corticotropin Releasing Factor
     
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    it makes me sleepy, sometimes a bit agitated
     
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    I suggest you guys do some research on x before you begin throwing shit around about it.
     
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    x being the supplement or x being the drug?

    I don't feel any different this morning having taken 2 instead of 1, however I did wake up at 3:30am and had vivid hallucinations. I was also awaken yesterday around 3 for no apparent reason (when I had taken 1). The halflife of the active ingredient is 90minutes, around 3am is 3 hours after I had taken it, could there be any relation between the two?

    I'm debating whether or not to take it tonight, I really want to read more on the effects (cortisol in particular) before countinuing usage. However, I do feel like it works, I haven't woken up feeling alert and ready to go in a couple months and it's a nice change.
     
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    My apologies, it's perfectly safe and everything will even out after a few years. My sexual and mental side effects must've been placebo.
     
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    If you're worried about cortisol, but let's not forget that exercise itself can induce this.
     
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    fixed
     
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    Yeah, the working out put me in a better mood. The 5htp didn't do anything for my recpetors they were so badly damaged.
     
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    I just bought some.... trying it tonight?
    What dosage do yuo guys take? I know it says one capsule but who the hell ever listens to those directions? ;)
     
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    depends what you're going for... about 50-100mg gives me a lil pickup actually, I have to heavy dose to get the calming, I'd say go 100mg
     
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    Sleep aid.
     
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