Maybe there is is something useful in that study but maybe it is whitewash from Big Pharma that wa...
Maybe there is is something useful in that study but maybe it is whitewash from Big Pharma that wants you to use their psych meds long term instead of what mother nature uses every day in every human who ever lived!
The Abstract makes me wonder if the study is just Pharma BS. That has to be the most ridiculous abstract I've ever read.
L-5-hydroxytryptophan (5-HTP) is the immediate precursor of serotonin. It is readily synthesized into serotonin without biochemical feedback. This nutrient has a large and strong following who advocate exaggerated and inaccurate claims relating to its effectiveness in the treatment of depression and a number of other serotonin-related diseases. These assertions are not supported by the science. Under close examination, 5-HTP may be contraindicated for depression in some of the very patients for whom promoters of 5-HTP advocate its use."
Maybe you need some catecholamine support too--tyrosine, iron, B6, etc.
What doses of 5htp were you taking and how many times per day?
What are your symptoms?
If you are not familiar with fraud in medical studies, check out the articles and book by M. Angell a 20 yr editor of the NE Journal of Medicine. She saw both the studies they published and those they rejected.
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