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deficiency implicated in rheumatoid arthritis - Science Daily, 3/9/16 -
"both the number and activity of osteoclasts were higher
in 5-HT-deficient mice with arthritis. In addition, more bone resorption was
detected both at the affected joints and at remote sites ... The
serotonin-deficient mice with arthritis also showed changes in certain
cell-signaling molecules known as cytokines (higher IL-17, higher TNF-α, and
lower IL-4) in their paws. Specifically, they displayed a shift in the balance
between T cell subtypes, especially regulatory T cells and Th17 lymphocytes ...
"Altogether, our data show that 5-HT?deficient mice are characterized by a
relative, dampened expansion of Treg associated with an enhanced shift toward a
Th17 phenotype, a situation previously described in patients with arthritis"
- I don't know what all the means but it raises the question whether taking
5-HTP might help.
and minerals can boost energy and enhance mood - Science Daily, 7/16/13 -
"In a series of studies she recently conducted in
Canada, Kaplan found of the 97 adults with diagnosed mood disorders who kept a
three-day food record, a higher intake of vitamins and minerals were
significantly correlated with overall enhanced mental functioning ... Other
vitamins that have been known to enhance mood, said C.J. Geiger, Ph.D.,
president of Geiger & Associates, LLC, and research associate professor in the
division of nutrition at the University of Utah, include 5-Hydroxytryptophan (5
HTP), Vitamins B and D, as well as ginkgo biloba and Omega 3" - See
5-HTP products at Amazon.com
Ginkgo biloba at Amazon.com.
Get the diet scoop: 6 promising supplements, 6 to avoid - CNN, 2/16/07 -
Caffeine ... EGCG
Chromium ... Conjugated
Linoleic Acid (CLA) ...
5-HTP ... L-dopa or
A Supplement to Boost
Serotonin? - Dr. Weil, 7/17/02
Preventing Headaches - Nutrition Science News, 10/01
5-HTP: Enhance Your Mood, Your Sleep, and A Lot More - Life Enhancement
Marriage of DHEA and 5-HTP for New and Better Mood Function
- Life Enhancement Magazine, 7/99
Doctors Report How Their Patients are Doing on 5-HTP - Life Enhancement
5-HTP and the Serotonin Connection - Nutrition Science News, 2/99
Make Spring Come Sooner - Life Enhancement Magazine, 4/98
Richard Wurtman: FDA Inside Trader? - Life Enhancement Magazine, 12/97
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