5HT Levels

NoMind0000 nomind0000 at aol.com
Sat Aug 20 22:55:07 EST 1994


In article <847838.352954 at eastnet.eastnet.com>,
Hannibal_Lechter,Off-White_&_Green at eastnet.com (Hannibal Lechter,Off-White
& Green) writes:

>
>What are effective nutritional means of increasing serotonin levels?

A tryptophan load increases whole blood serotonin levels fairly rapidly. 
My buddies at UCLA (Michael Raleigh, Gary Brammer, and others) have
performed this experiment successfully on vervet monkeys and on
themselves, using single dose up to, I think, 10 or 12 grams.  Ordinary
dietary loads of tryptophan, however, do not have much impact on
serotonin.  




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