5-HTP:5-Hydroxytryptophan.:Introduction and Its Benefit Applications.
Applications and Properties:
The support of feelings of well-being, calm, serenity, relaxation,and concentration.
Natural anti-depressant effects.
Augments light therapy for depression.
A natural sleep aid.
An anti-anxiety agent.
Helpful in agitated or mild manic states.
May inhibit aggressive behavior.
Reduces carbohydrate cravings, thus aiding blood sugar control and weight loss.
Reduces symptoms of PMS.
With fibromyalgia, reduces the number of tender points, anxiety, pain intensity and improves quality of sleep.
Aids in general chronic pain syndromes.
5-Hydroxytryptophan or 5-HTP is a naturally-occurring amino acid, 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.
Safety and Toxicity:
Acute Toxicity: LD50-lethal dose,50 percent kill.Intraperitoneal.Rodent-mouse.200 mg/kg.Details of toxici effects not reported other than lethal dose value.
Safety: Side effects of 5-HTP may include nausea, constipation, gas, drowsiness, decreased sex drive, anxiety, numbness, paresthesia, breathing problems, palpitations, chest pain, hallucinations and insomnia.
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