5-HTP is a precursor to serotonin, melatonin and niacin
5-HTP is needed for proper brain function
RDA - 200 mg qd
cottage cheese, beef liver, peanuts, turkey, tuna
pellagra, depression, insomnia and suicidal thoughts
carcinoid syndrome - some tumors make excessive amounts of serotonin, which depletes tryptophan
Hartnup's disease - ineffective absorption of tryptophan
insomnia, depression, mental disorders, schizophrenia
anorexia and bulemia, appetite suppression
associated with eosinophilia myalgia (allergic reaction)
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