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5-HTP vs Melatonin

5-HTP
VS.
Melatonin
Other name: Melatonin (With B6) Melatonin (With B6)
Satisfaction Score
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3.2
Moderately Satisfied
Satisfaction Score
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3.0
Moderately Satisfied
Helpfulness
for Insomnia
4.3
Concern level
2.7
Helpfulness
for Insomnia
4.5
Concern level
3.1
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Method of use:
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5-Hydroxytryptophan (5-HTP), also known as oxitriptan (International Nonproprietary Name), is a natural product amino acid and chemical compound precursor (chemistry) as well as metabolic intermediate in the biosynthesis of the neurotransmitt...
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Melatonin , also known chemically as N-acetyl-5-methoxytryptamine, is a naturally occurring compound found in animals, plants and microbes. In animals, circulating levels of the hormone melatonin vary in a daily cycle, thereby allowing the Entr...
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Serotonin Syndrome
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Nausea
2
Drowsy
2
Vivid Dreams
1
Groggy
1
Nightmares
1
Palpitations
1
Paranoia
1
Stomach Problems
1
Neurotoxicity
1
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Anxiety
9
Addiction
4
Groggy
4
Drowsy
3
Withdrawal
3
Exhausted
3
Headaches
3
Nightmares
2
Vivid Dreams
2
RLS
2
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5-Hydroxytryptophan (5-HTP), also known as oxitriptan (International Nonproprietary Name), is a natural product amino acid and chemical compound precursor (chemistry) as well as metabolic intermediate in the biosynthesis of the neurotransmitt...
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Melatonin , also known chemically as N-acetyl-5-methoxytryptamine, is a naturally occurring compound found in animals, plants and microbes. In animals, circulating levels of the hormone melatonin vary in a daily cycle, thereby allowing the Entr...
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" Some great ideas here. Melatonin, valerian aren't working for me right now. I am taking 5HTP and GABA. GABA last ...to achieve. I'm told 5HTP starts to work after a week, so I am... "

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Sleep - I'm sleeping better now that I take 5HTP at about 6...
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" Sleep - I'm sleeping better now that I take 5HTP at about 6 o'clock & a melatonin tablet at bedtime. it doesn't always work but it's... "

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re if it worked or not.... ZMA: Gave me a weird dreams. I...
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" ...Melatonin. From the three: 5-htp: Not really sure if it worked or not.... ZMA: Gave me a weird dreams. I also felt different upon waking.... "

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-htp & I am sleeping MUCH better. After your first...
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" ...I've read that many take Benadryl (which is the sleep ...OTC sleep aids) with no problem. I am taking 3 mg melatonin & 5-htp & I am sleeping MUCH better. After... "

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of them. A smidge (50mg) of sustained release 5-htp works...
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" ...it makes everything worse. I'm also one of them. A smidge (50mg) of sustained release 5-htp works much better for me. ...would guess this means my body does a better job of producing optimal melatonin... "

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melatonin helps me fall asleep and the 5-HTP keeps me asl...
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" ...That dinner sound delish! Try taking 5-HTP in addition to the melatonin. For me, the... "

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n I used 5HTP (which converts to melatonin during the...
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" ...for many months: I used melatonin to PUT me to sleep. Then I used 5HTP (which converts to melatonin during the night) to put me to sleep. It worked well. You will have ...dosages. I took 2mg... "

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5HTP, no melatonin, and it helps me sleep, even when I've...
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" I take straight up 5HTP, no melatonin, and it helps me sleep, even when I've ...am lying in... "

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think I do well on the 5htp and melatonin doesn't work...
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" Thanks. I don't think I do well on the 5htp and melatonin doesn't work for me. I have ordered some Suntheanine brand L-Theanine to see how that will work. I have quit all other dinner supplements... "

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has done melatonin). 5-htp helped me be less cranky when...
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" ...not DS (DS has done melatonin). 5-htp helped me be less cranky when ...DD was born. Gaba and melatonin do nothing for me. Gaba makes DH really emotional (depressed, etc). Melatonin helps DS fall... "

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