Except that it's not happening. Really, it's not. I'm taking 400mg 5-HTP (with every meal and before bed). That must be the greatest anti-anxiety pill in the world. I'm also taking 1125 GABA (dinner and bed) and that seems to have no effect at all. But that 5-HTP is having tremendous effects. Someone should make a stop-smoking business out of it. It's better and a whole lot safer than the Chantrix or Wellbutin they push.
After at least 3 months on PB, take the 400 mg 5-HTP for 3 days. (This calms you and prevents nicotine from effecting your body.) Then switch from smoking tobacco to smoking herbal cigarettes. (You can't tell the difference, except for the lesser quality of the herbal cigarettes. They're more likely to fall apart.)
Except that after 4 days of this I now want more sugar, a lot more. What is this about and how does it occur? So I've gained 2-3 lbs. Now I'll watch that.
"5-Hydroxytryptophan (5-HTP), also known as oxitriptan (INN), is a naturally occurring amino acid and chemical precursor as well as a metabolic intermediate in the biosynthesis of the neurotransmitters serotonin and melatonin from tryptophan.
5-HTP is sold over the counter in the United Kingdom, United States and Canada as a dietary supplement for use as an antidepressant, appetite suppressant, and sleep aid, and is also marketed in many European countries for the indication of major depression under trade names like Cincofarm, Levothym, Levotonine, Oxyfan, Telesol, Tript-OH, and Triptum. Several double-blind placebo-controlled clinical trials have demonstrated the effectiveness of 5-HTP in the treatment of depression, though a lack of high quality studies has been noted. More and larger studies are needed to determine if 5-HTP is truly effective in treating depression. 5-HTP has been studied and shown to be of benefit in the following conditions: primary fibromyalgia syndrome, Friedreich's ataxia, anxiety, binge eating associated with obesity, and insomnia. There is no statistically significant difference between 5-HTP and placebo in treating chronic headaches (primary or otherwise)."
It's truly amazing stuff. I don't feel any differently at all. It's just that I don't get angry or upset or nervious.
I'm also taking taking Rhodiola and phosphatidylserine to lower cortisol.