5 Htp dosage question

Discussion in 'Fibromyalgia Main Forum' started by Tawra, Feb 7, 2007.

  1. Tawra

    Tawra New Member

    I started taking Sam-e, DLPA and GABA for depression. I'm also on NADH.

    That helped some but not that much. I added 5htp-50 mg. I think it's finnally helping.

    Am I supposed to take that with Sam-e?

    Also when do I take it? On an empty stomache or not?

    I keep hearing taking it with food,then on an empty stomache then take it at bed, then take it in the morning. Everything contridicting(sp) itself.

    How do you take it?

    Thanks! Tawra
  2. Catseye

    Catseye Member

    I take phenyalanine, nadh, SAMe and 5 htp, among other things.

    I take the nadh first thing in the morning, then SAMe 1/2 hour later still on empty. Then I take the mito fuel for energy. Then phenylalanine 500 mg , 5htp 50 mg and several other aminos 3 times per day, usually right before or after some food but it really doesn't seem to matter.

    I have read, too, that aminos are better absorbed on an empty stomach but I can't usually go more than about 2-3 hours without food and so my stomach isn't empty very often. I am still getting the benefits of them because I can tell when I forget to take them.

    best wishes,

    karen
  3. Tawra

    Tawra New Member

    Anyone else have any thoughts? Tawra
  4. Tawra

    Tawra New Member