In response to questions posted on the “Ask Question – Suggest Topic” page, I will briefly comment on Insomnia and the role of 5-HTP and other herbs.
i have another question i have alot of trouble sleeping, im 62 female, and i think i tried everything things work for about 4 days then stop working i tried warm milk, decaffinated tea, melatonin, valerian, L Theanin, something called deep sleep.
What do u suggest??
M r. Goldberg
I cant sleep as usual so im on the computer googling all kinds of supplements to help u sleep.. I have insomina and i was just reading about 5htp, what r your thoughts on this supplement? i so desperate for good help and u r the one to give the good help to me..
I read that it has a few side effects but they dont seem so bad ill try anything at this point….as long as its not life threating….. HELP!! Thank You
Insomnia can be related to numerous underlying conditions, and those conditions should be ruled out by a thorough medical evaluation. Absent such conditions, various “natural” remedies (and lifestyle adjustments, such as avoidance of caffeine before bedtime, etc, can be helpful). It seems you have tried many of the common natural remedies. If you have not tried 5-Hydroxytryptophan (5-HTP), I think it is certainly worth trying. 5-HTP is the precursor to the neutrotransmitter serotonin. Tryptophan, by the way, is the precursor to 5-HTP. For several reasons, 5-HTP is thought to be more effective. Before taking any supplement of this type, however, especially if you are taking other medication, you should get approval from your physician.
If you go to the www.willner.com, and enter “5-HTP” in the keyword search box, you will see many products to choose from.
Two other products worth considering for those having trouble sleeping would be Phyto-Tech Sleep Complex (#57028, #57045) and Phyto-Tech Relax-PM (#56959, #57025). Sleep Complex contains melatonin, valerian, skullcap, passion flower, chamomile and California poppy. It comes in liquid and capsule form. Here is a link to those items. For more information, go to page 233 and 230 of the digital version of the Willner Chemists Product Reference Catalog on the Willner Chemists website.