Anyone take these? 5-HTP, L-Tyrosine, GABA
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07-21-2013, 12:05 AM
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07-21-2013, 12:17 AM
I can tell you that GABA as well as L-Dopa(from velvet bean/mucuna pruriens) in the evening are just incredible for helping Dopamine and Growth Hormone. Noticeable relaxation, stronger erections, sexual stamina, deeper sleep, happiness and well being, body composition, even post cycle recovery. I love any natural GH support product.
07-21-2013, 12:22 AM
I never feel full after eating. I have no control to stop eating food...even when my stomach is completely full to the point of discomfort. I thought it be trace minerals, vitamin deficiency etc. None of that has helped..yet. I am taking ZMK before bedtime.Recently I have been binge eating also.
Some of it has to do with restrictive dieting but I am not sure how much these neurostransmitters affect such things. I read serotonin/Gaba levels can affect such behaviors. Every free meal that I plan ends up being a disaster.
Is Gaba/5-htp addictive? Withdrawal symptoms?
07-21-2013, 12:31 AM
Try Sam-E for serotonin and GABA but add in that L-Dopa. Swanson vitamins.com carries NOW L-Dopa for dirt cheap. I love the stuff
07-21-2013, 12:37 AM
07-21-2013, 12:48 AM
5 HTP does have that appetite suppressant effect and if you take it with melatonin you won't have to worry much about eating because you will be comatosed....
07-21-2013, 12:49 AM
I'd be careful with these types of supplements...Gaba I don't like much because of the "Gaba rush". Google "Gaba rush". It's extremely unpleasant. 5 Htp can increase serotonin levels. It can cause interactions with medications or some other supplements. It's just something I wouldn't mess with or take long term. Tyrosine I'm not too sure about. I believe it can increase dopamine levels somewhat. Gaba I believe to be relatively safe but I just don't react well to it at all.
07-21-2013, 12:56 AM
07-21-2013, 01:09 AM
SNS Pea-500 at Nutraplanet. It's a wicked good price and should last you a while. Pretty sure that that is a sale price though. You could get rid of the the Gaba and 5HTP and replace it with this one product. I don't think it will put you to sleep either. I've tried it a while back and it works well to reduce stress. To be honest it wasn't SNS brand but it was before I even knew SNS existed. It can act as a stimulant also, but won't have you freaking out. Of course PEA can also interact with prescriptions. Just be careful with any of these types of supplements and never go over the recommended dosage. Reason I say try PEA is because it can give you energy and focus and also help relieve stress. Plus I've tried it before and it worked pretty good for me. It's not something you want to take before bed. Try taking it before work with a cup of coffee. I wouldn't stack it with 5HTP, L-Dopa, or the other similar type supplements mentioned in this thread.
07-21-2013, 01:15 AM
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07-21-2013, 02:05 AM
07-21-2013, 02:07 AM
Binding gaba to niacin doesn't make it more potent..it just makes it centrally penetrating.
Also, PEA releases catecholamines and increases the stress response, not decreases it.
07-21-2013, 02:08 AM
07-21-2013, 02:12 AM
TYROSINE OVERVIEW INFORMATION
Tyrosine is one of the amino acids, which are the building blocks of protein. The body makes tyrosine from another amino acid called phenylalanine. Tyrosine can also be found in dairy products, meats, fish, eggs, nuts, beans, oats, and wheat.
People take tyrosine for depression, attention deficit disorder (ADD), attention deficit-hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), the inability to stay awake (narcolepsy), and improving alertness following sleep deprivation. It is also used for stress, premenstrual syndrome (PMS), Parkinson's disease, Alzheimer's disease, chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS), alcohol and cocaine withdrawal, heart disease and stroke, ED (erectile dysfunction), loss of interest in sex, schizophrenia, and as a suntan agent and appetite suppressant.
07-21-2013, 02:14 AM
L-tyrosine -> l-dopa -> dopamine -> NE -> E
NE/E regulate the acute stress response. Thus, taking tyrosine allows you to better respond to stressors during stressful periods. It also suppresses appetite vicariously through this mechanism.
I would never use tyrosine to treat any of those disorders as an aspiring physician, personally.
07-21-2013, 11:02 AM
Cooper, do you take L-Tyrosine?
I guess I can start with that one and see how I react before messing around with 5-HTP and Gaba.
Where does L-Glutamine play into all this in terms of appetite suppression etc?
07-21-2013, 02:38 PM
There is nothing wrong with taking 5htp ya ninnies. One person says one thing and then the thread spirals lol...
For whoever 5htp turns into a "zombie" what dose are you taking? I've taken 5htp frequently in upwards of 200mg to help replenish serotonin after times of little sleep or strenuous workouts and fires. I've never even become overly drowsy lol
The biggest thing with it us you want to be careful of down regulation of the other neurotransmitters etc...
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07-21-2013, 03:40 PM
Since having my DNA tested after labs showing hyperthyroidism in October, I have been able to get off of 4 of the 6 medications I was put on. For me Sam-E was an easy switch off of Zoloft. O side effects and increased relief from ocd/anxiety. Balancing methylation has been a struggle and an ongoing process but well worth it.
07-21-2013, 04:01 PM
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