5-HTP better than Viagra?

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    Lately, I've been taking a pill called 5-HTP. It's intended for weight loss and sleep. But I've noticed that whenever I take it, I get a massive erection. Anyone else have this?

    Here's a picture of the boner it just gave me.
     
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    I can't get the attachment thing to upload. So click on my photos.
     
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    5-HTP eh?Who makes it/does it have other names?
     
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    I heard 5 HTP was good to relieve the 'hang over' feeling after an Ectasy tablet as it releases Serotonin into the brain. But I must say I have tried it for this purpose but with little relief more than having a candy bar which does the same thing. Can't say I remember an increased libido:biggrin1:
     
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    Yes, that's what it does. For some reason, though, it gives me a boner. No chocolate bar ever does that for me.
     
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    Viagra also causes relaxation. 5-HTP is a relaxant as well, so you get a good erection and a chance to use it and a chance for a good night's rest.
     
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    I used to be on an SSRI which would have that effect on me ...
     
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    It's basically a form of tryptophan, which is an amino acid. It is a precursor of serotonin and therefore may increase serotonin levels.

    Serotonin generally decreases libido and makes orgasm more difficult to acheive (SSRI side effects). I cannot explain why it is giving you an erection.
     
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    I couldnt explain it either. I was warned of the supposed side-effects before going on the SSRI, but it had the opposite effect on me. Maybe just because I stopped being depressed. But after nine years it gradually stopped working (in all respects) so I weaned myself off it. The funny thing though with the very famous SSRI was that even tho I was suddenly getting rock hard erections all the time I had no sexual desire at all and would just jerk off all the time. During those nine years I had no sexual relations of any kind with anybody even though I was never before or after as socially active and outgoing as I was then.

    btw isn't tryptophan often found in turkey (the bird not the country)
     
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    Yes, its in turkey (along with poultry, other meats, and many other foods). For some time, people thought it caused drowsiness after Thanksgiving dinner, but I'm not so sure that is true.
     
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    It's an amazing amino Acid. It helps with Anxiety and so many other things. Do some reading before taking this.
     
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    Most people would not sexually benefit from 5-HTP/serotonin increase.

    My hunch is that it helped you because you have high anxiety/high norepinephrine levels, and the 5-HTP just happened to reduce that to the point it made arousal more easy for you.

    A generalized recommendation would not be in order. That would be like recommending everyone else to dump water on their houses just because water helped one house that was on fire.
     
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    what causes high norepinephrine?
     
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    Out of all the substances posted on this thread I would say Es are the most fun. Fuck all the others, go have a party!

    :D
     
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    Yeah and keeping a boner on E is almost impossible for me (although i do leak precum like a faucet the couple times i've taken it).
    5-HTP was explained to me as a serotonin REGULATOR, meaning it helps your body have as much serotonin as it needs. Maybe being balanced is what's helping your willy.
     
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    I only did E once (actually this crazy girl slipped it to me without forewarning me) and while it was an OK trip (after I clued in to what was happning) the downer afterwards convinced me to never go near it ever again
     
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