Getbig Bodybuilding, Figure and Fitness Forums

Getbig Bodybuilding Boards => Nutrition, Products & Supplements => Topic started by: Bear03 on October 08, 2005, 08:33:46 AM



Title: Valerian Root, 5-HTP, et al.
Post by: Bear03 on October 08, 2005, 08:33:46 AM
I started taking some Valerian and 5-HTP with my ZMA at night to help me sleep about a week back. 

Basically, the only thing that happened to me was a 2-day migraine; the only plus of which was that i took so much freakin' advil my leg workout was SICK.   But, that's neither here nor there- has anyone had problems from these supps before?


Title: Re: Valerian Root, 5-HTP, et al.
Post by: pac-man on October 09, 2005, 11:23:39 AM
I would think it is from the 5-htp.  I have read that it is one of the side effects.  I have taken it before but I can't say that it did much.  I didn't get a headace or anything but it didn't make me sleep any better either. 


Title: Re: Valerian Root, 5-HTP, et al.
Post by: 24KT on October 11, 2005, 04:45:45 PM
I started taking some Valerian and 5-HTP with my ZMA at night to help me sleep about a week back. 


Bear,

I've never used 5-HTP or ZMA, but I have used Valerian. I had no problems with it. It helped me drift off to sleep, feeling well refreshed the next day. I experienced no adverse effects from using it. Your headaches could possibly have come from another source.

Hope That Helps,
(http://www.jaguarenterprises.net/images/Judi-sig50.jpg)


Title: Re: Valerian Root, 5-HTP, et al.
Post by: gammahydroxy on October 11, 2005, 06:18:15 PM
I started taking some Valerian and 5-HTP with my ZMA at night to help me sleep about a week back. 

Basically, the only thing that happened to me was a 2-day migraine; the only plus of which was that i took so much freakin' advil my leg workout was SICK.   But, that's neither here nor there- has anyone had problems from these supps before?

sounds like the side effects many get from taking 5-htp.


Title: Re: Valerian Root, 5-HTP, et al.
Post by: Bear03 on October 13, 2005, 12:12:52 PM
alright, thanks y'all.  I'm gonna blame the 5-htp.  Neither really helped me that much anyway, so i'm just gonna stick with my ZMA. 

Guess i wasted about 15 bucks....  >:(  :-[


Title: Re: Valerian Root, 5-HTP, et al.
Post by: Vince G, CSN MFT on October 19, 2005, 07:47:29 PM
I can help you with your problem because I carry pure 5-HTP.  Hhydroxytryptophan is the direct precursor to serotonin so you don't need to take it with Valerian.  Pretty much overkill.  Lose one or the other


Title: Re: Valerian Root, 5-HTP, et al.
Post by: JUSTJAXX on October 22, 2005, 12:32:15 PM
valerian works to get me to sleep but i usually end up waking up way too early when i take it so i prefer melatonin as a sleep aid