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post #1 of 28 (permalink) Old 07-20-2006, 11:57 AM Thread Starter
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Has anybody noticed positive results while supplementing with this?

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post #2 of 28 (permalink) Old 07-23-2006, 09:21 AM
 
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I'm actually trying it, it is day 3 only...
So far, i have no more general anxiety.. seems
to work great.

i'll keep you informed how it works
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Yeah, it's been a couple weeks since I've been taking it and I have to say my anxiety has greatly reduced. I don't have to go to work a little tipsy or high to socialize. I can actually think for myself and not give a **** about certain things (like what people think of you) to an excess. It feels great!

I'm taking 3 capsules of Source Naturals (supposed to be GREAT quality Tryptophan) 3 times a day.

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I'm so excited I didn't know l-tryptophan was back on the market, but after researching I see that it is. I already ordered from source naturals after reading this post.
Could you please tell me how long you have to take it before it starts working. Thanks and I will keep you posted on the outcome for me. Cross your fingers.
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Whoooops. I said I was taking 3 capsules 3x a day... which is NOT true. That would be overdosing. I meant I'm taking 1 capsule 3x a day. I think they come in 500mg capsules, so I'm ingesting 1.5mg a day.

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As for general anxiety, L-tryptophan surely help relaxes...

Fist time i took it (1gram), it was in the morning, oh boy! I had
nothing to do that day, so i felt like laying on my bed, oh boy! I slept
almost all the day
lol
Never experienced a supplement like that, didnt feel zombie either...
5-Htp didnt give me that much relaxing effect...

I'm still taking it (1 week now), but it is hard to evaluate
the effects since i take a benzo at the same time.
I've heard to wait 2 hours at least between taking those 2.
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do you build up tolerance to this stuff or does it keep working for awhile? Is it safe long-term?
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do you build up tolerance to this stuff or does it keep working for awhile? Is it safe long-term?
I assume you don't develop at tolerance to it because if you think about it, do we develop tolerances to eating protein (amino acids)? No. And I think it's safe long-term for that same reason: it's an amino acid; a building block to body. Plus, it gets converted to like niacin if you take more than you need. No harm done in my opinion.

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do you build up tolerance to this stuff or does it keep working for awhile? Is it safe long-term?
I assume you don't develop at tolerance to it because if you think about it, do we develop tolerances to eating protein (amino acids)? No. And I think it's safe long-term for that same reason: it's an amino acid; a building block to body. Plus, it gets converted to like niacin if you take more than you need. No harm done in my opinion.
actually some research states that you should switch proteinesources now and then because of tolerancebuilding...don't know where I saw it but I'm very sure I read it
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This stuff still continues to be a life saver for me. Finally, normalcy.

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so you notice it kicking in after the first dose?

I'm going to order some now. Does it become more/less effective after the first week? does it make you sleepy?
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It took like a couple of days or a week for it to kick in (probably because I was deprived of serotinin). Now as soon as I take it, I'm relaxed and in a good mood.

It can make you a little sleepy, but nothing strong.

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So is the general consensus that Trytophan is better that 5htp? I currently take 5htp and its ok but if tryptophan is better I think I'll switch. I found 100gm for 15 bucks here http://www.easycart.net/BeyondACenturyI ... e_M-Z.html
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I'm asking the same,....

I read that l-tryptophan is used in many other functions, therefore 5-htp is better, because it is all used for the right function (improving mood, decreasing anxiety...)

Should we increase 5-htp dosage?
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I'm asking the same,....

I read that l-tryptophan is used in many other functions, therefore 5-htp is better, because it is all used for the right function (improving mood, decreasing anxiety...)

Should we increase 5-htp dosage?
No. Here's why:

I was reading the information Wikipedia has about 5-HTP, and one claim they made was "it can cross the blood-brain barrier more easily than L-tryptophan... Some doctors suggest that 5-HTP be administered with a peripheral decarboxylase inhibitor such as carbidopa in order to prevent elevated levels of serotonin in the bloodstream (and their side effects, which include emesis and potentially fibrosis of the heart)... If 5-HTP is converted into serotonin before crossing the blood brain barrier, then a blood overload of this drug can cause serious health problems."

Orginally, I thought I could lower my dosage of L-Tryptophan and use 5-HTP in conjunction, but I certainly don't want to develop Serotonin Syndrome. And after researching a bit more on 5-HTP, I've concluded that the potential dangers of 5-HTP outweigh any possible benefits.

sandman - Get the Source Naturals 500mg one. 100mg won't do anything. http://www.vitacost.com/SourceNaturalsLTryptophan

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thanks very much Restless for this pertinent information

But why then 5-htp doesnt seem to have effects on me, while l-tryptophan relaxes me so much?
Anyone has an idea?
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thanks very much Restless for this pertinent information

But why then 5-htp doesnt seem to have effects on me, while l-tryptophan relaxes me so much?
Anyone has an idea?
Your body just might not convert 5-HTP into serotonin effectively. Plus, tryptophan is also a precursor to melatonin, and that makes you wanna ZzzzzzzZzZzzZZzzzz.

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Restless, check this link again, its 100 grams
http://www.easycart.net/BeyondACenturyI ... e_M-Z.html

This is a better deal than the source naturals product. That is of course if you don't mind the taste of powders or can put it into capsules.
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5-htp helped me for a few days, but it only pinpoints 1 of the neurotransmitters, that being serotonin. I think low doses of 5-htp with another neurotransmitter booster might help more.
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any update?
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