Yes, I use to take them back in the days when I did a lot of ecstasy. People say it helps your serotonin levels. For me, stopping E would have been the best thing for my serotonin levels!

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5-Hydroxytryptophan (5-HTP) is an amino acid that is the intermediate step between tryptophan and the important brain chemical serotonin. There is a massive amount of evidence that suggests that low serotonin levels are a common consequence of modern living. The lifestyle and dietary practices of many people living in this stress-filled era results in lowered levels of serotonin within the brain. As a result, many people are overweight, crave sugar and other carbohydrates, experience bouts of depression, get frequent headaches, and have vague muscle aches and pain. All of these maladies are correctable by raising brain serotonin levels. <br />
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Conditions associated with low serotonin levels helped by 5-HTP:<br />
Depression<br />
Obesity<br />
Carbohydrate craving<br />
Bulimia<br />
Insomnia<br />
Narcolepsy<br />
Sleep apnea<br />
Migraine headaches<br />
Tension headaches<br />
Chronic daily headaches<br />
Premenstrual syndrome<br />
Fibromyalgia<br />
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Although 5-HTP may be relatively new to the United States health food industry, it has been available through pharmacies for several years and has been intensely researched for the past three decades. It has been available in several European countries as a medicine since the 1970s.

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Yes. I take them.

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