5-HTP, also known as 5-Hydroxytryptophan or Oxitriptan, is the most opted nootropic supplement for treating many issues such as anxiety, stress, poor mood, etc. Apart from being one of the naturally occurring amino acids, this supplement is also known for its features such as appetite enhancers, sleep inducers, etc.
Many countries have legalized this supplement and hence, you can easily get your hands on its various forms these days. If you are residing in Canada, the USA and UK, then you can find them in your nearby drug stores. The available form of this supplement is either pills or tablets of 50mg and 100mg.
Since this drug supplement is used for treating many disorders, it is constantly used from people all around the globe. Hence, the dosage criteria as suggested on the packs might vary from one person to another. However, experts suggest taking help from your physicians to decide the right dosage for you.
Sometimes, many users try to cross the safe range of 5-HTP dosages in order to enhance the result that they expect from it. This is not safe since, the extended dosage of this supplement might cause some negative effect on your body. Hence, if you are planning to enhance the suggested dosage, then it is better to do so only under the guidance of your physician.
If you are planning to enhance the dosage of 5-HTP especially when you are taking it to reset the sleep cycle, then the suggested dosage is around 200mg, only during nighttimes (half an hour before you go to sleep). This dosage is strongly recommended with around 8 ounces of water so as to let it work successfully in your body.
If you prefer taking them as the anxiety relievers, then the suggested dosage is around 50mg on daily basis, or the dosage as suggested by your physician. The capsules of 50mg are available in the market today and you can purchase them to follow strict protocol. Three times of this capsule per day can not only relieve your stress and anxiety, but can also keep your mood uplifted.
Some users enhance their daily dosage, so as to experience the results in twice or three folds faster. Users with the history of already taking this supplement can withstand the effects from such over dosage issues. However, most of the users, who enhance the dosage without consulting their physicians, might end up suffering from some side effects such as, sweating, dizziness, hallucinations, muscle twitching, tachycardia, diarrhea, etc.