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  • amino acids
  • Only the hydroxylated amino acids L-dopa and 5-hydroxytryptophan are decarboxylated by intact dispersed pancreas acinar cells or cell homogenates at all pH values and amino acid concentrations tested. (uwo.ca)
  • It is concluded that pancreas acinar cells possess a single aromatic amino acid decarboxylase specific for the hydroxylated amino acids L-dopa and 5-hydroxytryptophan, and which is similar in all properties studied to the aromatic amino acid decarboxylase found in several other mammalian tissues. (uwo.ca)
  • Dosage
  • A typical dosage of 5-HTP is 100 to 300 mg 3 times daily. (lewisgale.com)
  • Once 5-HTP starts to work, it may be possible to reduce the dosage significantly and still maintain good results. (lewisgale.com)
  • There is some evidence that 5-HTP may help prevent migraines when taken at a dosage of 400 to 600 mg daily. (lewisgale.com)
  • Solgar
  • Solgar ® 5-HTP is a complex formulated to help those individuals coping with modern day stresses and strains which may be effecting sleep or mood balance. (solgar.co.uk)
  • Solgar ® 5-HTP L-5-Hydroxytryptophan Complex Vegetable Capsules are suitable for vegans and are soya, dairy and gluten free. (solgar.co.uk)
  • protein
  • The estimated Km and Vmax are, for L-dopa, 4.8 X 10(-5) M and 2.5 nmol/mg protein/min and for 5-hydroxytryptophan, 2.9 X 10(-5) M and 0.3 nmol/mg protein/min. (uwo.ca)
  • Powder
  • Simplesa 5-HTP, combined with Simplesa AAKG+ Core Powder and AKG, provide all the components of the Deanna Protocol Plan Essentials. (simplesanutrition.com)
  • cravings
  • 5-HTP increases serotonin levels to promote restful sleep, manage stress, and decrease sugar cravings. (thorne.com)
  • 5-HTP has been shown to have a beneficial impact on mood, sleep, carbohydrate cravings, and discomfort associated with fatigue. (thorne.com)
  • 5-HTP reduces cravings for carbohydrates and high glycemic index foods. (freewtc.com)
  • Dosages
  • For some individuals, 5-HTP can cause the following side effects (although rare, and typically at higher dosages). (psychonautwiki.org)
  • Hallucinations - Auditory hallucinations have been reported on 5-HTP, however they are rare and only occur at high dosages. (psychonautwiki.org)
  • appetite
  • Some studies show that 5-HTP appears to help support weight loss by causing a decrease in appetite. (biopharmchem.com)
  • For the purpose of reducing food intake, 5-HTP should be taken with a meal as it increases satiety from food intake (rather than reducing appetite/hunger). (biopharmchem.com)
  • migraines
  • Some, but not all, studies suggest that regular use of 5-HTP may help reduce the frequency and severity of migraines, as well as help other types of headaches. (lewisgale.com)
  • 21 Other studies that are sometimes quoted as evidence that 5-HTP is effective for migraines actually enrolled adults or children with many different types of headaches (including migraines). (lewisgale.com)
  • facilitate
  • We found all three cases to be true, which argues that 5-HTP works via the 5-HT pathway to facilitate alpha and gamma motoneurons. (springer.com)
  • dose
  • 5-HTP is well absorbed from an oral dose, with about 70 percent ending up in the bloodstream. (dcnutrition.com)
  • A typical dose of 5-HTP is in the range of 300-500 mg, taken either once daily or in divided doses. (biopharmchem.com)
  • Similarly good results were seen in another comparative study, using a different medication and 5-HTP (at a dose of 400 mg daily). (lewisgale.com)
  • Research
  • However, medicinal use of 5-HTP has not been approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), and much of the information available regarding 5-HTP's use is anecdotal and not supported by research. (biopharmchem.com)
  • Putting all this evidence together, it appears likely that 5-HTP can help people with frequent migraine headaches if taken in sufficient doses, but further research needs to be done. (lewisgale.com)
  • effective
  • In a 6-month trial of 124 people, 5-HTP (600 mg daily) proved equally effective as the standard drug methysergide. (lewisgale.com)
  • Since methysergide has been proven better than placebo for migraine headaches in earlier studies, the study results provide meaningful, although not airtight, evidence that 5-HTP is also effective. (lewisgale.com)
  • However, in one study, 5-HTP (up to 300 mg daily) was less effective than the drug propranolol. (lewisgale.com)
  • placebo
  • In particular, we need a large double-blind study that compares 5-HTP against placebo over a period of several months. (lewisgale.com)