Tryptophan, 5-Hydroxytryptophan

Category: Antidepressant

5-Hydroxytryptophan (5-HTP), also known as oxitriptan, is a naturally occurring amino acid and chemical precursor as well as a metabolic intermediate in the biosynthesis of the neurotransmitter serotonin. Contents 1 Uses 2 Drawbacks 3 Side effects 4 Interactions 5 Production 6 Absorption 7 Pharmacokinetics 8 Metabolism 9 Pharmacology 10 Regulatory status 11 5-HTP slow-release 12 Dietary sources 13 See also 14 References Uses 5-HTP is sold over the counter in the United States, Canada, ... [wikipedia]

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