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Old 02-04-2013, 06:43 AM   #2
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Personally, I'd avoid anything Dr Oz recommends. In order to keep interest, he seems to promote anything and everything.

Dr Weil wrote a good article about 5-htp a few years ago and I find him more trustworthy. He basically says there are better things to take.
http://www.drweil.com/drw/u/QAA76842...serotonin.html

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Side effects include nausea, constipation, flatulence, drowsiness and reduced sex drive. In high doses, 5-HTP may cause liver problems and aggravate asthma. Women who are pregnant or planning to become pregnant shouldn't take it.
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I would recommend exercise and St. John's Wort or SAMe as more effective treatments than 5-HTP. If you have serious forms of any of the other problems for which 5- HTP is advertised, I suggest seeking professional medical help. Trying to increase your serotonin levels with 5-HTP or food is probably not the best approach.
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