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Old 10-14-13, 08:53 AM   #1
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I have been in a low mood recently with problems sleeping. I am reluctant to try sleeping pills or Anti depressants due to all the probable side effects. I have been reading about Love life 5-HTP on Amazon and it seems very good. Has anybody tried it

And if you have how did you find it ?
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Old 10-14-13, 09:31 AM   #2
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5-htp would be a good way to go IMO. Its related to the famous Tryptophan, which has been known to be effective for both sleep, and depression, by tweaking your serotonin levels. You could goggle Tryptophan and read the Controversy surrounding it. Its supposedly back and being sold ONLINE again. 5-htp, however, it NOT known to cross what is called the blood brain barrier. Thus meaning; its effectiveness would be questionable ingested.

I've tried it myself and didn't really notice much in the way of any benefit, but thats me. Your experience could be different. Its, however, sold if most local drug stores and supermarkets.

Please talk to your doctor before beginning any treatment, especially if already taking any other type of medication.

Do let us know how you make out with it.

Good luck and be safe.
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Old 10-14-13, 10:36 AM   #3
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Just a few more things on this while I'm researching it again myself. Apparently, like everything else, you get what you pay for. You might want to go with a quality name brand rather than a generic. I see its sold even at the dollar stores. Try to find one with only 50mg or 100mg of the main ingredient 5-hydroxytryptophan.

My advice would be, Look for a supplement with ONLY this by itself, and not including other herbs.

Apologies for the typos earlier. Pre-Coffee writing LOL
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