Which should I take, L-Tryptophan‏ Or 5-HTP?

Answer As 5-HTP is 5-hydroxy tryptophan there is no significant difference between them and they are both supposed to be good sleep aids.

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Why did this happen when I took L tryptophan?

There have been in the past bad batches of it. I get mine from a manufacturer called Now and have had no problems with it. As it is an amino acid and it competes with others to be absorbed and us... Read More »

Is tryptophan better than 5 htp for carb cravings?

On One Hand: 5-HTP is a better choice than L-TryptophanTryptophan has to go through various steps in order to end up as serotonin, and one of those intermediate steps is 5-HTP (which stands for 5-h... Read More »

Will taking tryptophan&5 htp make you sick?

On One Hand: Not if you are carefulNeither tryptophan, nor 5 htp supplements should make you sick unless: a) the supplements are contaminatedb) you are on other serotonin-enhancing medicines and th... Read More »

In blue deaper syndrome a baby's urine turns blue in its diapers following the administration of oral tryptophan what causes the blue pigment indigo to appear?

I did not find any but there are imposters such as a fruit flavoured Bologna shaped gum and an Italian Meatball shaped Gum. The Inuit of the North chew on whale and seal blubber which is fat, and a... Read More »

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