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    anyone know of any natural supps that boost serotoin?

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    5-htp
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    L-tryptophan is a precursor to serotoin
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    Quote Originally Posted by AnonyMoose View Post
    5-htp
    Tryptophan is the best.
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    Quote Originally Posted by heebs10 View Post
    L-tryptophan is a precursor to serotoin
    Actually, tryptophan is a precursor to 5-htp, which is a precursor to serotonin.
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    so go with 5-htp?
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    Quote Originally Posted by ohiostate2827 View Post
    so go with 5-htp?
    No. Go with tryptophan.
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    AFAIK, 5-HTP makes more serotonin if you respond well to it. I get a headache. I like tryptophan better, very relaxing.
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    do you think this would help with social anxiety? i have been off paxil for over a year now. and all my anxiety have come back. i think the paxil was messing up my test levels
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    5-htp isn't good to use simply because a fair amount of it will convert to serotonin in the stomach rather than the brain. This is why tryptophan is a better choice.
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    Quote Originally Posted by LeanGuy View Post
    AFAIK, 5-HTP makes more serotonin if you respond well to it. I get a headache. I like tryptophan better, very relaxing.
    most people will take 5htp in lieu of antidepressants and anti anxiety med's as a natural supplement to replace them.

    you might want to try both but from my experience, most will use tryptophan it for relaxation before the reasons you stated you were looking at.

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    A tablespoon or two of fish oil and some Rhodiola rosea are my personal favorites.

    I've had trouble with finding the right dose for tryptophan.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bioman View Post
    A tablespoon or two of fish oil and some Rhodiola rosea are my personal favorites.

    I've had trouble with finding the right dose for tryptophan.
    Tryptophan is best dosed on an empty stomach. 1.5 grams works really well for me at night an hour before bed.
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    5-htp always eliminates panic attacks for me but it raises serotonin quite fast and after a few weeks I don't need it anymore. It's good to cycle but I think tryptophan would be good for more long term use. However tryptophan will break down into other things. I find it gives me energy and I can't sleep. They definitely are 2 different feelings.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Flaw View Post
    5-htp always eliminates panic attacks for me but it raises serotonin quite fast and after a few weeks I don't need it anymore. It's good to cycle but I think tryptophan would be good for more long term use. However tryptophan will break down into other things. I find it gives me energy and I can't sleep. They definitely are 2 different feelings.
    5-htp also breaks down in other things, such as melatonin.
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    what band should i take of tryptophan?
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    Quote Originally Posted by ohiostate2827 View Post
    what band should i take of tryptophan?
    Doesn't make much difference. I've used several different kinds.
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