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also known as Oxitriptan

5HTP - Oxitriptan5HTP, Oxitriptan is converted into the neurotransmitter serotonin in the body. Serotonin is a key factor in mood regulation, and reduction of depression and anxiety. Lack of serotonin has been linked to compulsive disorders, especially the overeating of carbohydrates. Serotonin is also the precursor to the pineal gland's production of melatonin. As serotonin levels decline with age supplementation with the amino acid L-tryptophan, or the drug 5HTP , Oxitriptan is beneficial. Oxytriptan's (5HTP) advantage is that, unlike L-tryptophan, it is used solely by the brain for the production of serotonin, and thus more effective in increasing serotonin levels.

Oxitriptan's (5HTP's) anti-aging benefits may include the prevention and treatment of depression, maintenance of serotonin levels as the body ages, prevention and treatment of compulsive disorders like overeating, improved daytime alertness and treatment of insomnia.

Pharmacology: 5-hydroxy-tryptophan (in the body the amino acid L-tryptophan is converted to 5-hydroxy-tryptophan by a B3 dependent enzyme and then converted to serotonin by a B6 dependent enzyme). Synonyms: 5HTP; L-5-Hydroxytryptophan; Ro-0783/B. Chemical Name: L 2-Amino-3-(5-hydroxy-1-H-indol-3-yl)propionic acid. Molecular Formula: C(11)H(12)N(2)O(3) Molecular Weight: 220.2 CAS Registry: 4350 09-8 (Oxitriptan); 56-69-9 (DL-5-hydroxytryptophan).

Side Effects and Contraindications: Side effects include nausea and mild gastric discomfort. Patients suffering serious renal insufficiency, or hypersensitivity to oxitriptan should avoid the drug. Patients treated with alpha methyldopa and methysergide, which block the peripheral decarboxylization of oxitriptan, should take oxitriptan with caution.

Distribution: Oxitriptan is available in 50mg or 10mg tablets under the trade names Cincofarm, Levotonine, Levothym, Oxyfan, Serotonyl TM, Serovit, Telesol, Trimag, Tript-OG, Tript-Oh, Triptene TM and Triptum TM.

Note: A potentially effective, safe and non-toxic method of improving serotonin levels.

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