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5-Hydroxytryptophan or 5-HTP is a precursor to the neurotransmitter serotonin and an intermediate in tryptophan metabolism. It is marketed in the United States and other countries as a dietary supplement for use as an antidepressant, appetite suppressant, and sleep aid. more at Wikipedia

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Overall, 67% (529 Members) find 5-HTP helpful
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5-HTP Reviews

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helpful short term..can be harmful if a person has too much serotonin
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The 5-HTP seems to help somewhat but I have only been taking it for about a week. Hopefully I will feel greater affects in time.
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ok
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worksfor night time sleeping
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I've been using for six weeks and do seem to have more energy using it.
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Sometimes it works to help me sleep better.
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500 mg at bedtime, VERY helpful
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Helps with my mood
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I can't afford it, but it did seem to help. Was part of a complete regimene a friend created for me. I am going to try to get some again. No SE's.
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Saved me from a whole lot of pain
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