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Has anyone had any experience of carb-craving reduction with 5-HTP?

I know Brock Strasser wrote an article on T-Nation about this a few years ago but I’ve also read some reports of it doing nothing to seratonin levels whatsoever.

I used to take it at night because it supposedly helped you sleep and burn fat at night, as well as reduce carb cravings. Placebo. It didnt do shit.


It used to be in the old MD-6 formula if I remember correctly. I’d darn near forget to eat while taking MD-6. 5HTP is a variant of tryptophan, and supports serotonin production. Don’t expect miracles from it.

Thanks for your help, guys.

Think I’ll give it a miss then.