Wondering if it's ok to take ST.
John's Wort and 5 HTP?
Though the net effect of taking St. John's wort and 5-HTP
may be the same, if taken together SJW and 5-HTP are even more effective. St.
John's wort is a SSRI, a Serotonin reuptake inhibitor, (Actually SJW inhibits
the reuptake of all three feel-good neurotransmitters: serotonin, nor-epinephrine,
and dopamine) but 5-HTP is a precursor to serotonin. What this means is
that your body breaks 5-HTP down (in the neurons) into serotonin, the
very chemical that St. John's wort manipulates to help you feel happier, calmer
. . . The metaphor being; if you were an automobile you would be filling
up your gas tank with 5-HTP, at which time the St. John's wort takes over, acting
like a carburetor; instructing the serotonin where to (or in this case where
not to) go. So, in essence, taking SJW and 5-HTP creates a synergy (1+1=3). Most
studies were conducted using a dose of 50-100 mg. three times per day. Obesity
patients 20 minutes before meals. The onset of action is fairly rapid, (3 to
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