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PostPosted: Wed 20 Jun, 2007  Reply with quote

This supplement increases the vividness of my dreams, with little exception, ten fold or more. Has anyone else used it?
I think it's an animo acid which is a precursor to seratonin, so more seratonin reaches the brain... It's used as an anti-deppressant and sleep aid, but a side effect is listed as "nightmares". Nightmares? Vivid dreams surely! Not necessarily bad... Well?


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PostPosted: Thu 21 Jun, 2007  Reply with quote

sounds interesting ...
i didn't use it yet. where do you buy it?


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PostPosted: Thu 21 Jun, 2007  Reply with quote

I think you can get it at health food stores in the "amino acid" section of their supplements. You could also probably find it at GNC or some vitamin store like that... I would definantly be interested to hear your experience with it, if you choose to try.

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PostPosted: Thu 21 Jun, 2007  Reply with quote

Yeah, 5-HTP i good stuff. Its good to use right before bed, because it makes the deep sleep phases deeper, and then it wears off around 6 hours after you took it, which is a little into REM time. Your body tries to make up for the small amount of REM you missed, and you get longer REM periods. (AKA, longer amount of time you're dreaming, better chance of remembering, lucidity, etc)

I like 5-HTP.

-Hatter


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PostPosted: Thu 21 Jun, 2007  Reply with quote

i have found drugstore where they sell it. it has 100 mg of 5-HTP in it. enough?

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PostPosted: Thu 21 Jun, 2007  Reply with quote

You might want to start with 100mg to see how it effects you.
I usually take 200mg, 4 (50 mg) capsules. At one point I took 600mg... that made it hard to sleep and created flashy dreams... not really recognizable stories, but just rapid flashes of images and restlessness. So too much is too much. so I recommend reading this:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/5-HTP

My sister takes 200mg... she reports the same effect, vivid dreams. Once you stop taking it, your dreams actually seem kind of dull because of the contrast.


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PostPosted: Thu 21 Jun, 2007  Reply with quote

The Mad Hatter wrote:
Yeah, 5-HTP i good stuff. Its good to use right before bed, because it makes the deep sleep phases deeper, and then it wears off around 6 hours after you took it, which is a little into REM time. Your body tries to make up for the small amount of REM you missed, and you get longer REM periods. (AKA, longer amount of time you're dreaming, better chance of remembering, lucidity, etc)

I like 5-HTP.

-Hatter


Ah... thank you, that is a good insight into how it works... I'm definantly curious into it's workings... I agree it's good to take it right before bed and... I like it too :D


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PostPosted: Thu 21 Jun, 2007  Reply with quote

100 MG is enough for the effect, I wouldn't go over the 500MG mark, which is what they give to people for depression. I'd stick with the 100 MG level, but there's no risk if you take 200 MG.

-Hatter


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PostPosted: Thu 21 Jun, 2007  Reply with quote

i will order it today.
tnx for info.


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PostPosted: Sat 23 Jun, 2007  Reply with quote

Thank you again Hatter for your expertise,
and Navigator... I would definantly like to hear how your HTP experience goes.


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PostPosted: Sat 23 Jun, 2007  Reply with quote

got the pills today. i will test them few days and report.

nutritional value per capsule:
niacin 30 mg
B6 10 mg
folacin 100 mcg
biotin 50 mcg
zinc 5 mg
5-HTP 100mg


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PostPosted: Sat 23 Jun, 2007  Reply with quote

Hmmm, I just have straight 5-HTP. Is that pill marketed as anything in particular? I'm just wondering becuase I'm not sure how those B vitamins are going to effect the 5-HTP.

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PostPosted: Sat 23 Jun, 2007  Reply with quote

it is from Healthy Direct, Seratone 5-HTP.

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PostPosted: Sat 23 Jun, 2007  Reply with quote

I wonder why they added all of those other vitamins? Strange.

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PostPosted: Mon 09 Jul, 2007  Reply with quote

So how did it go?

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