- Paperback: 210 pages
- Publisher: Avery; 1st edition (January 15, 1998)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0895298716
- ISBN-13: 978-0895298713
- Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.6 x 9.1 inches
- Shipping Weight: 14.1 ounces
- Average Customer Review: 10 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,035,631 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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5-HTP: Nature's Serotonin Solution Paperback – June 1, 1998
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The author discusses the whole spectrum of the substance's application in e.g. alleviating depression, reducing anxiety, counteracting compulsive & obsessive behavior, weight loss & the suppression of food cravings, assisting with sound sleep, alleviating migraine, treating alcoholism and inhibiting hyperactivity. In addition, he appraises other supplements that have shown some efficacy in these conditions and that may enhance the therapeutic effect of 5-HTP.
Sahelian's personal experiences with the supplement are described in detail, whilst physicians that use it in practice provide a wide range of opinions & observations. The effectiveness of 5-HTP is dependent on many variables, all of which are investigated, e.g. dosages, when to take it, on an empty stomach or with food & its interaction with caffeine. The amino acid Tryptophan which has a milder antidepressant effect also receives attention.
For more information on 5-HTP, I recommend 5-HTP The Natural Alternative to Prozac by John Morgenthaler and for further information on a wide spectrum of natural memory, mind & mood enhancers I recommend Mind Boosters by Sahelian, The DHEA Breakthrough by Stephen Cherniske and the work of Ronald Klatz.