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  • #1043878
    elretardo87
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    5-HTP is a handy wee amino acid that keeps a smile on your face by increasing your serotonin levels, which is mighty handy among us caners.

    Anyone else use it?

    I have tried it in many different, the matoki banana, St Johns Wort, Griffonia and as an extracted chemical. It does make a massive difference for me….I go from being a grumpy moody bastard all the time to a budding socialite.

    I find the powedered griffonia is definately the best although the dose is tiny and the taste is horrible.

    Anyhow anyone else use it and in what forms?

    #1157301
    Raj
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    I like it a lot 🙂 though alone it wasnt enough to deal with my depression it helped a lot.

    I have tried the one from holland and barrett [capsules] which was pretty good and the one from healthspan [based out of the channel islands] which was a caplet and included Bcomplex vitamins as well.

    I prefer the one from Healthspan – was much more effective for me [guess i caned all the Bvitamins as well as the serotonin levels :shy:]

    I try to eat tryptophan in my diet as well but thats always a bit hit and miss if you are partying….

    I used to take one last thing at night as they make me sleepy which is always good [two used to keep me awake though]

    #1214900
    Raj
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    I like it a lot 🙂 though alone it wasnt enough to deal with my depression it helped a lot.

    I have tried the one from holland and barrett [capsules] which was pretty good and the one from healthspan [based out of the channel islands] which was a caplet and included Bcomplex vitamins as well.

    I prefer the one from Healthspan – was much more effective for me [guess i caned all the Bvitamins as well as the serotonin levels :shy:]

    I try to eat tryptophan in my diet as well but thats always a bit hit and miss if you are partying….

    I used to take one last thing at night as they make me sleepy which is always good [two used to keep me awake though]

    #1157299
    process
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    Raj wrote:
    I like it a lot 🙂 though alone it wasnt enough to deal with my depression it helped a lot.

    I have tried the one from holland and barrett [capsules] which was pretty good and the one from healthspan [based out of the channel islands] which was a caplet and included Bcomplex vitamins as well.

    I prefer the one from Healthspan – was much more effective for me [guess i caned all the Bvitamins as well as the serotonin levels :shy:]

    I try to eat tryptophan in my diet as well but thats always a bit hit and miss if you are partying….

    I used to take one last thing at night as they make me sleepy which is always good [two used to keep me awake though]

    the health span ones i found were better than holland and barrett. Loads cheaper too. The holland and barrett ones also had valerian root in, which just made me feel tired the next day.

    #1214897
    process
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    Raj wrote:
    I like it a lot 🙂 though alone it wasnt enough to deal with my depression it helped a lot.

    I have tried the one from holland and barrett [capsules] which was pretty good and the one from healthspan [based out of the channel islands] which was a caplet and included Bcomplex vitamins as well.

    I prefer the one from Healthspan – was much more effective for me [guess i caned all the Bvitamins as well as the serotonin levels :shy:]

    I try to eat tryptophan in my diet as well but thats always a bit hit and miss if you are partying….

    I used to take one last thing at night as they make me sleepy which is always good [two used to keep me awake though]

    the health span ones i found were better than holland and barrett. Loads cheaper too. The holland and barrett ones also had valerian root in, which just made me feel tired the next day.

    #1157294
    elretardo87
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    I don’t really like the fact that a lot of the pills come with a load added.

    I get enough actual vitamins from the fruit and veg I eat and find supplements actually make me feel worse, often giving me serious gut problems.

    The Griffonia is really good as it is taken up really easily and just seems to agree with me. Although like Raj says if you take too much it can be very difficult to sleep.

    #1214893
    elretardo87
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    I don’t really like the fact that a lot of the pills come with a load added.

    I get enough actual vitamins from the fruit and veg I eat and find supplements actually make me feel worse, often giving me serious gut problems.

    The Griffonia is really good as it is taken up really easily and just seems to agree with me. Although like Raj says if you take too much it can be very difficult to sleep.

    #1157291
    Acidfairy
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    I use it everyday…. my blood disorder causes low seratonin so taking 5-htp really helps me.

    I got mine online from healthspan.. lol my mum found them and it doesn’t have the added things like valerian etc added to it which means i can take it during the day and not feel drowsy

    #1214890
    Acidfairy
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    I use it everyday…. my blood disorder causes low seratonin so taking 5-htp really helps me.

    I got mine online from healthspan.. lol my mum found them and it doesn’t have the added things like valerian etc added to it which means i can take it during the day and not feel drowsy

    #1157295
    elretardo87
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    If your in the burg I’ll tell you when we get griffonoia back in the shop….you should definately try it.

    I find that with the capsules the uptake is too fast and far too noticeable, almost drug like. Griffonia is a nice gradual release that doesn’t make me feel wierd at all.

    #1214894
    elretardo87
    Participant

    If your in the burg I’ll tell you when we get griffonoia back in the shop….you should definately try it.

    I find that with the capsules the uptake is too fast and far too noticeable, almost drug like. Griffonia is a nice gradual release that doesn’t make me feel wierd at all.

    #1157292
    Acidfairy
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    elretardo87 wrote:
    If your in the burg I’ll tell you when we get griffonoia back in the shop….you should definately try it.

    I find that with the capsules the uptake is too fast and far too noticeable, almost drug like. Griffonia is a nice gradual release that doesn’t make me feel wierd at all.

    Seeing as i live in the burg.. that sounds like an excellent plan.. am always willing to try new things, the 5htp really helps my blood disorder there’s not much that does make a difference so yeah.. i’d really appreciate u lettin me know bout that stuff ta

    #1214891
    Acidfairy
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    elretardo87 wrote:
    If your in the burg I’ll tell you when we get griffonoia back in the shop….you should definately try it.

    I find that with the capsules the uptake is too fast and far too noticeable, almost drug like. Griffonia is a nice gradual release that doesn’t make me feel wierd at all.

    Seeing as i live in the burg.. that sounds like an excellent plan.. am always willing to try new things, the 5htp really helps my blood disorder there’s not much that does make a difference so yeah.. i’d really appreciate u lettin me know bout that stuff ta

    #1157296
    elretardo87
    Participant

    Its on back order at the shop at the moment as we sell out of it as soon as it comes in.

    #1214895
    elretardo87
    Participant

    Its on back order at the shop at the moment as we sell out of it as soon as it comes in.

    #1157306
    Southcaver
    Participant

    So is a good thing to take with pills or md, or after to help with comedowns?

    #1214905
    Southcaver
    Participant

    So is a good thing to take with pills or md, or after to help with comedowns?

    #1157302
    Raj
    Participant
    Southcaver wrote:
    So is a good thing to take with pills or md, or after to help with comedowns?

    Used to take it before hand and for a few days after – worked for me..:bounce_fl

    #1214901
    Raj
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    Southcaver wrote:
    So is a good thing to take with pills or md, or after to help with comedowns?

    Used to take it before hand and for a few days after – worked for me..:bounce_fl

    #1157304
    Digital-A
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    djprocess wrote:
    the health span ones i found were better than holland and barrett. Loads cheaper too. The holland and barrett ones also had valerian root in, which just made me feel tired the next day.

    there is no valerian root in our 5 htp pots …

    #1214903
    Digital-A
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    djprocess wrote:
    the health span ones i found were better than holland and barrett. Loads cheaper too. The holland and barrett ones also had valerian root in, which just made me feel tired the next day.

    there is no valerian root in our 5 htp pots …

    #1157300
    process
    Participant
    Digital-A wrote:
    there is no valerian root in our 5 htp pots …

    yeah your right i just checked. Must have been somewhere else i got them or maybe they’ve taken it out. i did buy them about 5yrs ago from H&B.

    they are pretty expensive from H&B tho, £25! they only cost about £6 from healthspan…

    #1214898
    process
    Participant
    Digital-A wrote:
    there is no valerian root in our 5 htp pots …

    yeah your right i just checked. Must have been somewhere else i got them or maybe they’ve taken it out. i did buy them about 5yrs ago from H&B.

    they are pretty expensive from H&B tho, £25! they only cost about £6 from healthspan…

    #1157305
    Digital-A
    Participant
    djprocess wrote:
    yeah your right i just checked. Must have been somewhere else i got them or maybe they’ve taken it out. i did buy them about 5yrs ago from H&B.

    they are pretty expensive from H&B tho, £25! they only cost about £6 from healthspan…

    they are indeed expensive and as you said you can get ’em elsewhere … our shop hardly sells any of them to be honest … we have a few hundred pots just sat in the stock room …

    healthspan i havent heard of before, is it a chain?

    #1214904
    Digital-A
    Participant
    djprocess wrote:
    yeah your right i just checked. Must have been somewhere else i got them or maybe they’ve taken it out. i did buy them about 5yrs ago from H&B.

    they are pretty expensive from H&B tho, £25! they only cost about £6 from healthspan…

    they are indeed expensive and as you said you can get ’em elsewhere … our shop hardly sells any of them to be honest … we have a few hundred pots just sat in the stock room …

    healthspan i havent heard of before, is it a chain?

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