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      5-HTP and Ginkgo Biloba

      Which one do you guys prefer/use? I'm currently on B-6 but would also like to explore some other common lucid aids and stuff that the body either naturally produces or something you can get in a pill form thats generally safe.

      One thing though is that I am Diabetic (type one), so I'm constantly researching and checking which drugs may or may not interfere with my regimen. Is one safer than the other to take especially for a Diabetic? From my research, people have said 5-HTP is fine when you're a diabetic, and same with Ginkgo B (although theres a little less information on it).


      Edit: I forgot to mention, do you guys use anything else other then b-6, GB, or 5-HTP, that works?

      Thanks!
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      I've had various degrees of succes with:

      Galantamine
      Phenibut
      Huperzine A
      Wormwood
      Melatonin
      Oat straw
      L-theanine
      Lecithin
      L-tyrosine
      Mucuna Pruriens
      5-HTP
      B6
      Caffeine
      Sulbutiamine

      Their reasons for working are all different. Some promote high quality sleep, some promote dreaming, some promote alertness, etc.
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      So ... is this the real universe, or is it just a preliminary study?

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      Ah thank you! I tried 5-HTP right before bed and I had around 60mg? I split the 100mg pill up.

      Nothing happened. I guess I'll try the full 100 tonight. Is it more effective if I have a WBTB with b6?

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      We all have our own body chemistry, so what works well for one may prove useless to another.

      For me, 100 mg of 5-HTP works well to ensure deep sleep. But it takes a while to get going, so I take it about 90 minutes before bedtime.

      B6 increases my dream recall, and I would typically take 50-150 mg at WBTB-time. It seems to increase alertness (and wakefulness), and I will hardly ever use it before bedtime. I have had good success (meaning more lucidity) through pairing B6 with 500 mg of L-tyrosine. There are people who would advice against this combination however (again: we're all different).
      So ... is this the real universe, or is it just a preliminary study?

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      I tried it right before bed which might be problem A. Some people say take Vitamin B6 in the morning and then 5-HTP a bit before bed.

      Wouldn't I pee out all the b6 or would my body store some of it?

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      The metabolism of B6 is very complex, and I don't have a full understanding of it. But B6 can be stored in body tissue, and this can even lead to problems if too much is taken in on a daily basis (so stay on the low side of 100 mg per day).
      So ... is this the real universe, or is it just a preliminary study?

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