Articles under 5HTP


  • Why diets don’t work

    Why diets don’t work By Dr. Sergey A. Dzugan   Millions of people seek diets and treatments for being overweight and obese. For most people, weight management is not effective, since the majority of them lose the struggle to reduce weight and blame themselves for the relapse.1 Perhaps the most frequent question that I have been asked over the last 20 years is “How can I lose weight?” In Latin diet (dieta) is a manner of livin...
  • Synergistic Program - Age Prevention

    What is the best way to tackle aging? How can we prevent aging’s annoyances from becoming disorders and diseases? We’ve done our best to simplify the answers for you by breaking down the protocols and products into 4 categories. We hope that you enjoy reading about this program and t...
  • Weight Loss, The Anti-Aging Way

    Weight Loss, The Anti-Aging Way Weight loss and dieting is a perennial subject of conversation, TV talk shows, best-selling books, and even trips to the doctor. And no wonder. In spite of the widespread introduction of "low fat", "no fat", and "reduced fat" foods and snacks throughout the 1990's, obesity has reached epidemic proportions in much of the Western world. Obesity (defined as being 20% or more over "ideal" or "normal" weight for one's size) is now estimated to afflic...
  • Synergistic Programs - Depression & Well being

    Synergistic Programs - Depression & Well being Stage 1:5HTP capsules: One capsule (50mg) 1 to 3 times daily, ideally taken with food. 5HTP or 5-hydroxy-tryptophan is the most potent form of tryptophan that is exclusively used by the brain. As the direct precursor to serotonin 5HTP can elevate its levels and thus alleviate depression. Clinical trials have suggested that 5HTP is as effective as Prozac.Gerovital tablets: On...
  • Lifting Depression With "Bio-identical" Mood Enhancers

    Lifting Depression With "Bio-identical" Mood Enhancers Depression affects millions worldwide, regardless of nationality, race, socio-economic status, age or gender. Insufficient activity of key neurotransmitters, such as the monoamines serotonin, norepinephrine, and dopamine, is the leading theory of depression held by neurobiologists today. Yet despite the wide array of pharmaceuticals currently available — monoamine oxidase inhibitors (MAOI’s), tricyclic antidepre...
  • Interview with Denise Bruner, M.D.

    Obesity and bariatric medicine interview with Denise Bruner, M.D. AAM: Dr. Bruner, I would like to thank you so much for your time today- to share your thoughts with the readers of the Antiaging Magazine. Perhaps I should start by asking you to please tell us about your experience and your credentials? DB: I am a second-generation physician who attended Howard University College of Medicine, which was my father’s alma mater. My intern...
  • Beating Depression, with Alternative Anti-aging Therapies

    Beating Depression, with Alternative Anti-aging Therapies Depression is one of the most widespread illnesses in the Western world, yet it is also one of the most misunderstood and under treated health problems. Approximately 10-14 million people are medically depressed in the U.S. in any given year, yet only one third of depressives receive treatment (1). "Depression is just as socially debilitating as coronary artery disease, and more debilitating than diabetes mellitus or ar...
  • 5-HTP, Prozac's true alternative

    5-HTP, Prozac's true alternative 5-HTP, or 5-hydroxytryptophan (Oxitriptan) is the less well known cousin of serotonin (5-HT), one of the most important brain neurotransmitters. 5HTP vs. Tryptophan L-Tryptophan is first converted to 5-HTP in nerve cells by a vitamin B3 dependant enzyme, and then 5-HTP is converted to 5-HT by a vitamin B6 dependant enzyme. Yet thanks to modern science, we can now take preformed 5-HTP, with many consequent advantag...