5 –HTP (5-Hydroxytryptophan) is an amino acid and it is also known as oxitriptan. The plant from an African namely Griffonia simplicifolia is commercially produced for making this supplement.
This supplement is used for sleep disorder such as insomnia, depression, anxiety, migraine, and tension-type headache, fibromyalgia, obesity, permanent syndrome (PMS), premenstrual dysphoric disorder (PMDD), attention deficit-hyperactivity disorder (ADHD),seizure disorder, and Parkinson disease. In this article writer emphasizes to use 5-HTP for treatment.
It is possible for
- Some studies claims that taking 5-HTP by mouth improves symptoms of depression. Others studies have found that doses of 150-3000 mg daily for 2-4 weeks can improve symptoms of depression.
- Down syndrome. Some studies shows that giving 5-HTP can influence to improve muscle and activity. In the other hand, others studies that it does not improve muscle or development when taken from infancy until 3-4 years of age. Scientist also shows that using 5-HTP along with conventional prescription (expert) drug does improve development, social skills, or language skills.
- Given the fact that 5-HTP is a building block or precursor to the mood-enhancing chemical serotonin, scientists have explored the potential benefit of 5-HTP in lowering anxiety. However, there is not enough evidence currently available to prove that 5-HTP has any real benefit in this area.
5-HTP is possibly unsafe when taken by mouth in large doses. If you consume from 5-10 gram doses daily that have been linked to severe stomach problems and muscle problems.
Special Precautions & Warnings:
Children: 5-HTP is possibly safe when taken by mouth appropriately. Doses of up to 5 mg/kg daily have been used safely for up to 3 years in infants and children up to 12 years-old.
Pregnancy and breast-feeding: there is no enough evident about the safety of taking 5-HTP. If you are pregnant or breast feeding. Stay on the safe side and avoid use.