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When should i take 5 htp when i take xtacy

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Well if havent rolled in a while there would be no reason for you too need 5-HTP since your serotonin wouldn't be depleted. If you still want to pre-load with 5-HTP take it about 5 hrs before you drop.

5-HTP (5-Hydroxytryptophan) 5-HTP is a metabolite of the amino acid tryptophan. it is the direct precursor of the inhibitory neurotransmitter serotoninl, the one associated with calmness; it soothes and comforts us from worry and stress. Stress causes the heightened release of serotonin, and if the stress lasts too long, it leads to serotonin depletion. Research strongly implies that boosted brain serotonin serves as a "stress immunizer." Serotonin seems to play the role of regulator to the ups and downs of mood disorders. Low serotonin levels are associated with irritability, aggression, impatience, and anxiety. Evidence suggests serotonin inhibits aggressive behavior in experimental animals and humans. Abundant laboratory research suggests there is a deficiency of serotonin or serotonin activity in the brains of most depressed persons., Suicidal patients show a significant decrease in serotonin levels. Most antidepressant drugs, including tricyclics, lithium, MAO inhibitors, and SSRI's (Prozac, Zoloft, Paxil, and Luvox), have this in common: they boost serotonin levels. 5-HTP differs from tryptophan in that it slightly increases the activity of an energizing neurotransmitter, norepinephrine, as well as the calming one, serotonin. in some clinical trials, 5-HTP outperformed tryptophan in treating mood disorders. it has also proved therapeutic for some who failed to respond to standard antidepressant drugs. The greater the agitation associated with depression, the more likely the response to 5-HTP. The usual dosage range of 5-HTP is 150-300 mg. per day in divided doses. A conservative starting dose is 50 mg., then boosting by 50 mg. every five days. A majority of responders notice a favorable mood effect within three days of beginning supplementation. in one study, of those who did respond, 80% did so within one week of therapy. Side effects are rare but may include mania, anxiety, and dermatitis. For some people, 5-HTP has a very narrow therapeutic window; the proper dosage may lie within a range as small as 10-25 mg. per day. if its antidepressant effects fade after a few weeks, it may be necessary to supplement 5-HTP at a different time of the day with a low dose of the complementary amino acid L-Tyrosine, to further raise the norepinephrine level or to eat more meat or other Tyrosine-rich foods. 5-HTP is able to pass the blood-brain barrier more easily than tryptophan, but to maximize its effectiveness it should not be taken along with protein food. one product manufacturer suggests taking it 45 minutes before or three hours after a protein meal.

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take it all week to build up serotonin and double up on the weekend when your gonna roll- take it when you fell your starting to come down too biggrin.gif

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taking it on the comedown is not going to bring your roll back up. all its going to do is maybe keep the 8up feeling away the next day. it takes 8hrs for 5-htp to be metabolized by the body, and remember 5-htp is not serotonin, so the effects arent immediate.

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i never said it would bring your roll back. it just aids you when coming down so you dont' crash.

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GNC is a reliable source, though the stuff they sell is whack, and VERY expensive.

Try www.5htpdirect.com They sell the good stuff that has...if I remember correctly, vitamin b and c in it. E-tarded will have me arse if I get this wrong, but I believe that those are the two vitamins that are in it. Your body needs these in order to process 5htp, so this speeds the process.

E-tarded, do I get a star today?

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Actually it is B6 that helps with the whole process of converting 5-HTP to serotonin, Niacin helps with absorbtion. You were pretty close. Vitamin C is though to help protect against neurotoxicity.

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i gotta agree with the post about 5 hours before you drop the roll.. because it does that that time to metabolize it.... if you havent rolled in a while... it won't be as necesary for seratonin depletion but it will help ease the comedown feeling the next day.I usually take about 200 mg as I start coming down..... it hasn't failed me yet

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