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Natrol Inc., for example, offers a number of products that contain 5-hydroxy-tryptophan (5-HTP), a plant-derived amino acid that naturally increases the body's serotonin levels, helping to promote relaxation, calm, a more positive mood and greater appetite control.
* Myoclonus due to an event involving hypoxia may respond to 5-hydroxy-tryptophan (5HT).
Other herbal fen-phen products include 5-hydroxy-tryptophan among their dietary ingredients.(130) This ingredient also has not been proven effective in controlled studies.(131) In fact, FDA and Mayo Clinic scientists recently confirmed that the supplement contains impurities.(132)