Able900 wrote: As far as possible side-effects are concerned, I can give a list of the “possible” side effects of every herb, vitamin, and supplement on the market. If we follow the advice of side-effect warnings, we’d end up without a single supplement to use in our treatment.
Something to think about:
Even though warnings claim that 5-HTP should be used with a peripheral decarboxylase inhibitor (PDI), newer research discovered that 5-HTP is more effective without a PDI supplement; plus, less serious and fewer side effects occur without the PDI effect. This is saying that the majority of side effects from 5-HTP take place when it’s combined with a PDI. Therefore, this research and scientific literature doesn’t support claims that 5-HTP is neither safe nor effective.
This is a good point. The terrible side effects of drugs don’t seem to be emphasised very much when the doctor reaches for his prescription pad, but when it comes to any sort of natural remedy, anything that gives you as much as a dry mouth should be avoided like the plague.
Research also needs to be carefully evaluated unless we can believe the “proof” that stevia was harmful a few decades ago, just as the neurotoxic artificial sweetener industry was on the rise. The fact that money and politics are more important than health nowadays really makes me lose faith in the world. At least we can take solace in places like this that help us take some responsibility for ourselves.