5-HTP and Estrogen
Q Do you have any natural estrogen products? Can a person
take natural estrogen and 5-HTP?
CY, Dana Point, CA
Estrogen products, whether natural or not, are by prescription only. So you will need to see a
doctor in order to obtain any estrogen replacement. So if you have decided to take estrogen,
consider having your doctor write you a prescription for natural estrogens, tri-estrogen or
Tri-Est. Many compounding pharmacies supply different combinations of the natural estrogens. If
your doctor is not familiar with natural estrogen replacement, share with him or her, Dr. Jonathan
Wright's easy to read book called Natural Hormone Replacement available through Life
So, is 5-HTP safe to use with natural estrogens? I would look at it this
way: estrogens in our body are either edogenous (coming from within) or exogenous (coming from
supplementation - to help restore the body to youthful levels). Again, natural estrogen
supplementation is more natural than synthetic supplementation. So when the body is in it's
normal and healthy state, is it safe to take 5-HTP? I do not see any reason why you could not
use both of these supplements.
However, since there are some people under certain
circumstances that are not candidates for estrogen replacement, I advise that estrogen
replacement therapy become a decision that is made with your physician or healthcare professional.