How Safe Is 5-HTP?

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5-HTP is considered to be a very safe supplement. Some of the side effects that you might experience is a little bit of GI distress. There was some concern a few years ago about 5-HTP being linked to a certain disabling muscle disease, but no reports of that have been in the literature since roughly 1998 and there are no case reports of any serious side effects with 5-HTP use.