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5-HTPInfo
SummaryThe precursor to serotonin. In some countries it is sold OTC as a supplement for mood stabilisation and insomnia. It is frequently used as a recovery supplement following the use of MDMA or any other drug that depletes serotonin. Do not mix this drug with anything serotonergic, as this can cause serotonin syndrome.
DoseTherapeutic Common: 50-100mg
Sleep Common: 100-200mg
Recovery Common: 200-300mg
NOTE: Do not take this while on a serotonergic drug, only afterwards. Wait at least 12 hours following the last dose in the case of MDMA.
Onset30-60 minutes
Duration4-6 hours
Effectssleep aid, antidepressant, appetite suppressant, nausea, mood stabilising
AvoidAnything which interacts with serotonin. Including SSRIs, MAOIs, DXm, MDMA (during or before)
Aliases5htp
5-hydroxytryptophan
tryptophan
l-tryptophan
oxitriptan
Mdma5-HTP should only be taken at least 12 hours following an MDMA dose. Do not take it during or before MDMA - this can cause serotonin syndrome.
Categoriescommon
supplement