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5-HTP neurotransmitter

Researchers state it treats Depression, female Postmenstrual depression, normalizes Hormone cycles, Post traumatic stress disorder, Chronic pain, Cancer, Epilepsy, Parkinson's disease, Alzheimer's disease, Schizophrenia and Drug addictions.

1. "Depression is characterized by sadness, purposelessness, irritability, and impaired body functions...Tryptophan is converted to 5-HT by tryptophan hydroxylase and 5-HTP decarboxylase, respectively, in the presence of pyridoxal phosphate, derived from vitamin B(6)...Tryptophan-rich diet is important in patients susceptible to depression such as certain females during pre and postmenstrual phase, post-traumatic stress disorder, chronic pain, cancer, epilepsy, Parkinson's disease, Alzheimer's disease, schizophrenia, and drug addiction..." pubmed-23306210 What this report is saying is taking 5-HTP treats depression, femail postmenstral depression, normalizes hormone cycles, post traumatic stress disorder, chronic pain, cancer, epilepsy, Parkinson's disease and Alzheimer's disease, schizophrenia and drug addictions. (This is incrediable information.)

2. "Depression is characterized by sadness, purposelessness, irritability, and impaired body functions... Tryptophan is converted to 5-HT by tryptophan hydroxylase and 5-HTP decarboxylase, respectively, in the presence of pyridoxal phosphate, derived from vitamin B(6)...Tryptophan-rich diet is important in patients susceptible to depression such as certain females during pre and postmenstrual phase, post-traumatic stress disorder, chronic pain, cancer, epilepsy, Parkinson's disease, Alzheimer's disease, schizophrenia, and drug addiction..." pubmed-23306210 (This is incredible information.)

3. "...Our findings reveal the presence and synthesis of 5-HT in cardiomyocytes of the mammalian heart implying that 5-HT may play an autocrine and/or paracrine role in the heart." pubmed-22367115 (means 5-HTP helps the heart.)

4. "5-HT(2A)R signaling in vivo may significantly impact drug discovery efforts for the treatment of disorders wherein hallucinations are part of the etiology, such as schizophrenia, or manifest as side effects of treatment, such as depression." pubmed-20926677

5. "Several double-blind studies have shown 5-HTP to be effective in the treatment of nondrug-induced depression " pubmed-15893130

6. "5-HTP has definitely got antidepressant effect in patients of depression." pubmed-23380314

 
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