Many question the way supplements are allowed to come to market. The pharmaceutical industry has a strong lobby. This video looks at this process. There are additional resource links at the end of this post.
Why are the FDA and WTO against dietary supplements? It has to do with Codex, which is covertly controlled by the pharmaceutical industry…
“The fact that the FDA ban of L-Tryptophan and the Newsweek Prozac cover story occurred within four days of each other went unnoticed by both the media and the public. Yet, to those who understand the effective properties of L- Tryptophan…the concurrence seems ‘unbelievably coincidental.'” – The FDA Ban of L-Tryptophan: Politics, Profits and Prozac, Dean Wolfe Manders, Ph.D., Social Policy, Vol. 26, No. 2 Winter 1995
As with L-tryptophan, 5-HTP, as a serotonin precursor, has potential to effect a wide range of bodily functions, including, but not limited to mood, appetite, sleep and sexual function. Its effects on sexual functions are least known. There is the hypothesis that 5-HTP might be nature’s potent aphrodisiac. As results of a number of studies have shown, 5-HTP definitely plays a role in sexual orientation, motivation, and behavior through some synergistic pathway with testosterone. In addition, 5-HTP is also found to effect sexual maturation and response in a circadian manner.
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