5-HTP

Discussion in 'TRIBE Main Forum' started by *tranner*, Feb 7, 2002.

  1. *tranner*

    *tranner* TRIBE Member

    I seem to have misplaced my jar of these wonderful pills so I'll need to pick some of this up. A little while ago I heard they were being pulled off the shelf or something? Is this true? Does anyone know of a store downtown where I can pick these babies up?
     
  2. ViShiS*

    ViShiS* TRIBE Member

    I can't help you out, but I have heard of 5-HTP before. What's up with it? I can't remember what it's used for.

    perdue
     
  3. Bumbaclat

    Bumbaclat TRIBE Member

    GNC should have some.

    Bumbaclat
     
  4. PosTMOd

    PosTMOd Well-Known Member

    5-hydroxytryptophan is the precursor to serotonin, which is a neurotransmitter involved in just about everything...

    5-htp is not being pulled, and you can find it at most health food stores.
     
  5. BEtonka

    BEtonka TRIBE Member

    if u live near Queen and Bathurst there is a health store west on Queen past Bathurst that I always get my 5-HTP at but yeah u can find it anywhere [​IMG]

    Cheerios
    BEata
     
  6. Special K

    Special K TRIBE Member

    I just bought some of this stuff for the first time last week! How do I take it? How many should I take b4/after partying and at what times?
     
  7. *tranner*

    *tranner* TRIBE Member

    I wonder where I heard 5-HTP was being pulled... hmm it must have been a bad dream. Thankos muchos!
     
  8. *tranner*

    *tranner* TRIBE Member

    check erowid.org ofor 5-HTP preloading tips
     
  9. PosTMOd

    PosTMOd Well-Known Member

    http://www.bluelight.nu/

    Look in the FAQs... there is one that I believe was written by deep a few years back that covers preloading, postloading, and all that....
     
  10. SneakyPete

    SneakyPete TRIBE Member

    You were probably thinking of ephedrine.

    Pete
     
  11. Special K

    Special K TRIBE Member

    cool thanks!

    [​IMG]
     
  12. twitch

    twitch TRIBE Member

    Yeah , GNC has a couple different brands
     
  13. organik

    organik TRIBE Member

    Yes they most definitely do!

    The brand you should be looking for is Natrol they're the same people who own Prolab products, and if you know your sport nutrition you know they have superior quality. There 5-htp is the best on the Canadian market, in my opinion.
     
  14. PosTMOd

    PosTMOd Well-Known Member

    NOW nutrition brand is very good...

    And for fuck's sake, don't go to GNC... they charge WAAAY too much for anything...

    Little place in Kensington Market called Tuttu Frutti sells it for 60 X 50mg capsules for around $12, whereas at GNC you'll pay at least twice that.
     
  15. The Watcher

    The Watcher TRIBE Member

    You can get 5htp in health food stores...

    there is one near Yonge and Isabella... I get them every time after doing pillz.... they rock. Nothing like doing pillz, and not being cracked afterwards... you bounce back to normal in no time.

    Actually... if you really want to do it right... your body can absorb 100mg of 5HTP every 12 hours... and it gets absorbed better if you take Vitamin B6... so get some time release tablets of that aswell.


    -Nick - I've done so many drugs in my life it's a discusting... Thank god I'm a straigh edge now
     
  16. PosTMOd

    PosTMOd Well-Known Member

    Not quite technically correct... vitamin b6 is needed to convert it to serotonin, and it has nothing to do with absorption.
     
  17. R4V4G3D_SKU11S

    R4V4G3D_SKU11S TRIBE Member

    Don't have time to read the thread, but whatever you do don't buy it at GNC (or anything from there). Their 5-HTP is up to twice as expensive as at other stores.
     
  18. PosTMOd

    PosTMOd Well-Known Member


    DID YOU GET THAT [​IMG]
     
  19. Gunark

    Gunark TRIBE Member

    Hey postmod, would you happen to have any references for studies on 5-HTP? I can't find any real research anywhere (then again I haven't been looking that hard).

    I'm starting to wonder if 5-HTP can really have any effect other than placebo. Most people get more than enough tryptophan in their diet and tryptophan to 5-HTP conversion is generally no problem... so the real limiting factor for seretonin production is the vitamin B6 dependent enzyme that converts 5-HTP to 5-HT. If that's the case, then shouldn't taking vitamin B6 be more effective than taking 5-HTP? Or perhaps taking 5-HTP and B6 at the same time could be a good combo?

    And finally, since taking 5-HTP directly goes around the tryptophan -> 5-HTP pathway, isn't there a danger of this pathway being weakened by lack of use (i.e. atrophy -- which could lead to dependency on 5-HTP supplements).

    Hmmmmm....
     
  20. Gunark

    Gunark TRIBE Member

    Oh wait, nevermind, I should've read further down the thread [​IMG]
     
  21. t-boy

    t-boy TRIBE Member

    Like Postmod said, NOW Brand 5-HTP is really good.

    If you want cheap prices, go to http://www.discountnaturalvitamins.com/

    and get the NOW Brand 120 caps of 100 mg 5-HTP. That's a good deal. Those caps have 2x as much 5-HTP as most caps on the market (usually 50 mg).

    Its a store in the US, but still comes out cheaper than anything I found here.
     
  22. AdRiaN

    AdRiaN TRIBE Member

    Supplements Plus on Church St. between Carlton and Wellesley has 20% off everything on the first Tuesday of each month.

    The 5-HTP also comes in the smaller capsules (still 50mg of active ingredient, just less filler) ... which I find easier on the stomach if you happen to be taking a bunch at once.


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    AdRiaN
     
  23. t-boy

    t-boy TRIBE Member

    Pill wussie!

    I can swallow 10 REGULAR sized caps in one gulp, sometimes more. It's all about opening up the throat and letting in all the goodness..

    hahaha [​IMG]
     

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