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there is no real issue with taking 5 HTP together with alcohol- you are not going to have a bad reaction
the issue is that alcohol will decrease the effects of 5 HTP
really?! I heard about serotonin syndrome?
yes, but that is not from alcohol and 5htp!
that is from SSRIs and other medications interacting
that is interesting
Please see this: http://www.progressivehealth.com/using-5-hydroxytryptophan-and-alcohol.htm
I did see that
that is not a legitimate site
I didn't come across any real journals with serotonin syndrome from 5htp and alcohol
ive read it on various sites
Even the drug interaction checker found:
No results found - however, this does not necessarily mean no interactions exist. ALWAYS consult with your doctor or pharmacist.
It means that no one has reported anything
now seeing how common alcohol is and 5HTP there has BOUND to be MANY people who have taken the combination
but you need a proper journal
like J. clinical pharmacology
Not Livestrong or the progressive website
but it is totally up to you
I am just presenting the evidence
there is NO significant interaction and certainly NOTHING that causes serotonin syndrome
and I would know- I am an ER doc with toxicology training AND a drug medical review officer
but dont ssri and 5-htp work the same?
no they don't
5 HTP is a supplement
SSRI actually work at the neurotransmitter junction
and 5-htp works different?
how much 5-htp do you recommend to take a day?
There is no recommendation for 5 HTP
If you want to take it, it depends on the formulation
but people take 100 to 300 mg 3 times daily
I take 50mg per week at the moment
Here is the linK:
so you think its totally safe to have 5-htp with alcahol
and that 5-htp is safe it self
no, I don't think that 5 HTP is totally safe
I am just telling you that 5 HTP and alcohol do not interact
it is a health supplement which is neither tested, regulated or endorsed by the FDA
are there any alternatives that are better?
for depression, another supplement is st johns wort
but there is nothing totally safe
I suffer from anxiety and depressio
would it be safe to have 5-hpt with st john wart?
no, you don't take them together
I might try st john wart, how long should i stop taking 5htp before taking st john wart?
I hope that I provided you with excellent service? :-)
and st john wart can be taken with alcahol?
Using St. John's wort together with ethanol can increase nervous system side effects such as dizziness, drowsiness, and difficulty concentrating.
so it's safe, but the effects might not be good?
No, it is NOT safe
You should avoid or limit the use of alcohol while being treated with St. John's wort.
I guess my 50mg of 5-htp is a very lose dose? And better to have if i like alcahol?
if you don't want to have interactions, 5 HTP will not interact with alcohol
you are welcome ;-)
thanks for chat
take care :-)