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 Post subject: 5-HTP and L-Tyrosine
PostPosted: Fri Oct 19, 2012 4:07 pm 
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I've been on 5-HTP (100 mg) for about a month now, which has basically completely cured my SAD. I feel really good and it seems to be working really well.
The only thing is: I seem to have completely lost my sex drive. Which has never happened before. While it's not the end of the world (definitely better than depression!), it's annoying and I am really over not wanting to have sex at all.
So I just ordered some L-Tyrosine, which seems to be pretty good in regards to gettin' the sexin' on.

Do any of you have any experience with these two supplements taken together? when I google around it seems like a lot of people 1) use them with bodybuilding purposes and 2) take them after taking MDMA or LSD (which is something I do not engage in at all) - but there seem to be a few people out there who is taking it for depression issues like me, with mixed results.

The lack of sex drive is the only side-effect I've experienced so far, so I really hope the L-Tyrosine will help that.


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 Post subject: Re: 5-HTP and L-Tyrosine
PostPosted: Fri Oct 19, 2012 5:14 pm 
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It doesn't mention any bad reactions with 5-htp at all. But it sounds like I could benefit from L-Tyrosine too!

(and don't take 5-htp if you are on SSRIs)

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 Post subject: Re: 5-HTP and L-Tyrosine
PostPosted: Fri Oct 19, 2012 5:18 pm 
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But then there is this: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC1863555/

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 Post subject: Re: 5-HTP and L-Tyrosine
PostPosted: Fri Oct 19, 2012 8:32 pm 
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I always want to try 5-HTP for my anxiety but then get scared off by things I read online!


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 Post subject: Re: 5-HTP and L-Tyrosine
PostPosted: Fri Oct 19, 2012 9:41 pm 
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I've heard that raw maca powder really revs up one's sex drive.

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 Post subject: Re: 5-HTP and L-Tyrosine
PostPosted: Sat Oct 20, 2012 8:53 am 
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I would LOVE to try the maca, but I am on hormonal birth control, alas.. it sounds like maca is quite the wonder product, though.


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 Post subject: Re: 5-HTP and L-Tyrosine
PostPosted: Sat Oct 20, 2012 11:45 am 
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starrynight87 wrote:
I've heard that raw maca powder really revs up one's sex drive.
Eh, it's not quite the hummana-hummana-awoooooga etc product people claim. It is, however, quite pleasant tasting and might encourage friskiness, but not to a level that couldn't be a placebo.

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