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Can 5HTP Help You Sleep And Reduce Your Fatigue ?

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Find out about how this supplement can help depression, help you sleep, and reduce your fatigue. Read about 5htp research (Fibromyalgia) and 5htp reviews by a Chronic Fatigue Syndrome sufferer who took this supplement to help her sleep better...


Research suggests that if you suffer from Chronic Fatigue Syndrome or Fibromyalgia, you probably don't produce enough serotonin. Serotonin is one of your brain's most important neurotransmitters that affects your mood and your sleep.

So how do you increase your serotonin levels?

Well, what about 5HTP? 5HTP supplements can apparently improve your:

* sleep quality
* anxiety
* pain and stiffness
* and can possibly even help depression.

There seems to have been a few studies that have shown that Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and Fibromyalgia sufferers respond well to 5HTP. Dr Jeanne Hubbuch, for example, (a doctor in Newton Highland, Massachusetts, USA) apparently recommends 5HTP and melatonin to all of her Chronic Fatigue Syndrome patients.

As with taking any supplement or medication, it's always best to check with your doctor first. Please also be aware of the web site's disclaimer here...

5-HTP Research

The verdict still seems to be out as to whether 5-HTP really does help sleep. But there have been some studies that show some initial promise...

One double-blind study apparently found that Fibromyalgia patients who took 5HTP saw a significant improvement in all of their symptoms - including better sleep quality and less anxiety, fatigue, pain and stiffness. The study reported only mild 5HTP side effects and stated that further research was needed to properly evaluate the effectiveness of 5HTP for Fibromyalgia. [ref 42]

Another study apparently examined the effect of 5HTP on Fibromyalgia sufferers. Many of the patients showed a significant improvement in the number of tender points, anxiety, pain intensity, quality of sleep, and fatigue they experienced. However, a third of the patients did experience 5HTP side effects: [ref 43]

"The overall evaluation of the patient condition assessed by the patient and the investigator indicated a 'good' or 'fair' clinical improvement in nearly 50% of the patients during the treatment period. A total of 15 (30%) patients reported side-effects but only one patient was withdrawn from the treatment for this reason."

-- Puttini & Caruso, Primary fibromyalgia syndrome and 5-hydroxy-L-tryptophan: a 90-day open study [ref 43] --

5HTP Reviews By A Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Sufferer

Here's a 5HTP review by an ME/CFS sufferer:

"I’ve just begun taking 5HTP. A couple of people told me it helped them with sleep, sugar cravings, and generally feeling better so I thought I’d give it a try.

I slept better than usual last night. Maybe it’s working. In fact, if I could sleep every night like last night, I’d say the sleeping problem is cured.

Fingers crossed - hard to imagine after 3 years in which good sleep was a vague memory."

-- Christy, A Chronic Fatigue Syndrome sufferer from Falls Church , Virginia , USA, Reviewing 5HTP --

Six weeks later, Christy kindly gave me an update about how she was getting on with taking 5HTP :

"I've been using 5-htp for about 6 weeks and it is enabling me to get restful sleep.

This may be the single best thing I've found for making me feel better than ever!"

-- Christy, A Chronic Fatigue Syndrome sufferer from Falls Church , Virginia , USA, Reviewing 5-HTP --

Please be aware of the web site's disclaimer here...

But!!! 5HTP is not for everyone...


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