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5-HTP


#1

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.


#2

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.

Josh


#3

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.


#4

Thanks for your help, guys.

Think I'll give it a miss then.