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    OK I know several of you take 5-HTP. I picked up some from GNC, 200 mg timed release. I started taking it and really felt it helped my moods tremendously. The problem though is that it makes me sleepy about 6 hours in. I can't be sleepy during the day, so I can work. I can't cut in half because its timed release. So I stopped it yesterday and today and now I'm feeling the slight depression back. I refuse to take any antidepressant because have in past and it makes me gain weight, and i didn't like how I felt, sort of disconnected. So tonight i plan to take it around 8pm and see if that helps.
    If anyone has any experiences with 5-HTP please tell me, I know it works. How do you take it?
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    I take mine at night on an empty stomach before I go to bed.

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    When I first started taking it I used to always take it at night, now I just take it in the morning with my other supplements. I think you will find the same results at least I did. Good Luck hope it still helps.
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    Thanks to you both for you input. I took it at bed last night, and it did help me fall asleep better.
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    I just started taking it Saturday night, and I have to say I was knocked out, and I only took 50mg Saturday night. I took 150 mg yesterday through out the day. I have slept better the last two nights, than I have in almost the two months I have been taking phentermine. I have also noticed a slight difference on my moodiness :

    I am also debating whether to take it at night or in the morning. The bottle says you can take up to 4/ 50mg pills a day. Is it ok to take all 200mg at once though? The bottle also says to take it with food, and I don't want to be eating anything at night? Has anyone else taken it on an empty stomach?
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    Hey everyone. Good to know ya'll are doing okey!!..Ok..But I have a question?...What is with the 5-HTP @ GNC?...What is it?...

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    Hi
    I've been taking it for the past 2 weeks they were given to me by the same doc that gave me the phentermine she told me to take it after 5 pm. HTH

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    [QUOTE=brendy1816;950020]Hey everyone. Good to know ya'll are doing okey!!..Ok..But I have a question?...What is with the 5-HTP @ GNC?...What is it?...[/QU


    I'm sorry i should have explained what it was Brendy. Here is what is on the bottle, and mine is timed release, some are not. This is all GNC had. Mine is 200mg timed released 5-HTP. Promotes positive mood. Helps control appetite and promote normal sleep. 5-HTP is a drug-free plant-derived source of an amino acid that naturally increases the body’s level of serotonin, the chemical messenger that affects emotions, behavior, appetite, thought and sleep. Regular use of Natrol 5-HTP helps provide a more positive outlook, promotes relaxation, calm and greater appetite control.

    I have also read that it curbs the sugar cravings.
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    I need to try that it sound good.







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    me too because my outlook lately has been s u c k y. I will natrol brand for one of my other supplements and tried another brand and didn't like it so I think I do like that brand.
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    Well Ive been taking my 5-HTP at bedtime, and it is working much better for me. I'm not sleepy during the day as before, My mood is great and upbeat. I'm glad I have the 200 mg timed release although the reg cost at GNC is a little more than I want to pay. It was 24.99 for 30, but I happen to find one half price because it expired in Oct. I know I have seen Natrol brand online at Puritan Pride and others, so I'm going to be shopping for my next supply. It works and is well worth it.
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    i ended up getting the natrol brand today. it was 13.00 for 45 pills at 50 mg each. we'll see. i hope its helps my patience and moods. iv'e not been havning any trouble sleeping. hope its working for you.
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    Do they only sell it at GNC.?? I want to buy it and try it out. I need help with my mood swings and cravings. What strength should I take. What do ya'll recommend?

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    Quote Originally Posted by brendy1816 View Post
    Do they only sell it at GNC.?? I want to buy it and try it out. I need help with my mood swings and cravings. What strength should I take. What do ya'll recommend?
    I would recommend taking 50mg and see how it affects you ... If you take too much, your stomach will get upset.

    Take it slow and see how it goes and up it if you want.
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    Quote Originally Posted by brendy1816 View Post
    Do they only sell it at GNC.?? I want to buy it and try it out. I need help with my mood swings and cravings. What strength should I take. What do ya'll recommend?
    Yes i got mine at GNC. It is 200mg timed release and I take it at bed because it promotes good sleep. But its 24.99 for 30 caps, I happen to find one half off. I have found it online for half that, same brand, Natrol. I plan to get a lower dose though, because i don't think i need 200mg. This is just all GNC had. I'll probably get 50mg.
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    I started out at 50 mg for one week, then I bumped up to 100 mg. You can buy it at any drugstore or healthfood store like Whole Foods or Wild Oats.

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    I was asking about this last week and I got mine on monday, so I started it monday night.

    I go to bed late, just how i am So I took mine at 10 pm, went to bed at 12 (early for me) I found tuesday I was really really tired about 2 or 3 pm, to the point I didn't think I could stay awake. I was at work, so napped when I got home.

    Today, wednesday, tired, but not as tired about the same time. I do however notice the past two nights I haven't even wanted to eat dinner. (I did eat but I don't feel hungry at all, makes it easy to eat a small amount)

    So I took it every night including today at 10 pm. I think I might try earlier tomorrow. Depends on how tired I get, but we'll see. So far I like it.
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