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5-HTP Dosage Definition
People suffering from insomnia, obesity, or migraines may consider new dietary supplement 5-HTP. In contradiction to tryptophan withdrawn from sales for safety reasons, 5-HTP ( 5-hydroxytryptophan) is more effective and harmless. It is derived from tryptophan amino acid which is contained in beef meat, fish, and milk products. 5-HTP affects brain and cause better mood, deepens sleep, improves reduction of weight and brings relief from migraine. 5-HTP molecules are small enough to flow into brain. Even though 5-HTP is beneficial for the entire organism, the main purpose of its effects is in brain where it influences everything from mood to appetite and sleep.
Most frequent utilization of 5-HTP
5-HTP kills pain, reduces weight, modulates insomnia troubles, cures migraine and reduces pain caused by fibromyalgia.
5-HTP – treatment and effects
5-HTP is able to increase level of serotonin in brain; migraine, muscular pain, losing appetite, obesity and aggressive behavior is caused by low level of serotonin. This supplement improves sleep, regulates the quality by prolonging its two basic parts – REM (dreams) and deep sleep. After using 5-HTP, patients woke up more rested and freshened from REM. This supplement may lessen pain caused by fibromyalgia – chronic disease characterized by muscular pain and tiredness – probably by eliminating hidden depressions. If you are using antidepressants, do not use 5-HTP without consulting it with physician. It might cause adverse affect.
Recommended dosage of 5-HTP
Recommended dosage of 5-HTP in depressions and other diseases is 50 to 100 mg three times a day. In therapy of insomnia, it is recommended to use 100 mg of 5-HTP per day once before bed. Usual dosage to begin with is 50 mg and then increase dosing as necessary.
How to use 5-HTP
Use 5-HTP before meal to ensure fast absorption. Do not continue using 5-HTP longer than three months, if it is not prescribed by your physician.
Notifications about 5-HTP
Using 5-HTP together with antidepressants may cause depressions, fuzziness, indigestion, sweating, diarrhea, and other contraindications. 5-HTP might evoke sleepiness. Overdosing might be toxic, and cause liver failures and worsen asthma. It is highly recommended to drop using 5-HTP during pregnancy. Patients suffering from any disease should consult usage of 5-HTP with their
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