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5 - HTP

By August 17, 2009 - 1:20pm
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I have bottle of 5 - HTP the pills are 100mg...it says to take 3 daily does that sounds right? Because i have read you shouldnt exceed 100mg daily so if i took three that would be 300mg daily right???

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Why do you take 5-HTP? I take it to help me get back on a good sleeping pattern since I have always had problems. This has been one of the first things that has been successful. I think it definitely helped increase the serotonin, which influenced production of melatonin. I tried taking 50mg, but 100mg works best for me. 300mg seems like a lot. When I tried 200mg, it made me feel "too tired" and almost seemed as it gave me an opposite effect. I think the first thing to do is to look up the information at your local health food store and compare doses for the reason why you are taking it. It does vary for the specific needs. Then, I would consult your doctor. Let me know :).

August 28, 2009 - 9:53pm

This is something you need to ask your pharmacist or doctor.

Was it prescribed to you by a physician or naturopathic doctor?

Have you started taking it at 100mg/day? If so, how have you felt?

August 18, 2009 - 5:12pm
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