Stomach aches with ZMA/5-HTP...

  1. Stomach aches with ZMA/5-HTP...


    I've been having some pretty bad stomach aches upon waking the past four or five days. I have been taking 5-HTP before bed, and I recently picked up some ZMA. Has anyone else experienced this before? From either supps, or both?? Not sure if that's the real culprit, but I can't think of anything else...Thanks


  2. Common side effects with high dosage of 5 HTP include nausea, stomach upset, loose stools or constipation, and headache. So how much were you taking in?

  3. I started at 100mg a night, I'm now taking 300. That's probably it, but I don't feel like 100 or 200 mg was doing jack for me. Maybe I'll try spacing it out throughout the day but it makes me kinda tired...
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  4. Yeah, thats what im guessing is the problem, I have heard 100mg is the maximum dosage for 5 HTP,anything over that you will experience dis comforts.

  5. Oh ok...I was reading other peoples' experiences with it and some had to dose up to 400mg to feel the positive mood changes/serotonin increase. But yeah it seems about right because I pretty recently upped it to 300. Thanks man

  6. the magnesium in ZMA can make you gassy and give you watery stools.

  7. i take 200mg of 5-htp right before bed and i have no sides..i get mine from Now Foods..if i get the walmart brand then i start to have headaches and nausea.. just space it out if you cant handle the dose all at once

  8. Quote Originally Posted by nparisi View Post
    I've been having some pretty bad stomach aches upon waking the past four or five days. I have been taking 5-HTP before bed, and I recently picked up some ZMA. Has anyone else experienced this before? From either supps, or both?? Not sure if that's the real culprit, but I can't think of anything else...Thanks
    take the ZMA with food- zinc on an empty stomach will make you sick as ****
    Dirk Tanis, BA, MSci
    Chief Operating Officer, Applied Nutriceuticals

  9. Quote Originally Posted by nparisi View Post
    Oh ok...I was reading other peoples' experiences with it and some had to dose up to 400mg to feel the positive mood changes/serotonin increase. But yeah it seems about right because I pretty recently upped it to 300. Thanks man
    ps take 5 htp 100-200 mg every 3rd day- it actually works best this way- taking it every will even out the positive mood changes and make you a little spacey
    Dirk Tanis, BA, MSci
    Chief Operating Officer, Applied Nutriceuticals
  

  
 

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