5-HTP or 5-Hydroxytryptophan is the natural substance that nerve cells use to make serotonin, a major neurotransmitter in the brain. A good level of serotonin promotes the satiety effect which reduces the feeling of hunger. Its regulating effect predisposes to sleep and reduces vulnerability to mood swings, panic attacks, depression and addiction to alcohol, tobacco and drugs.
Helps promote a healthy mood balance;
Helps relieve symptoms of fibromyalgia;
Helps reduce the severity and duration of migraines when taken as a prophylactic.
Adult (oral): 1 capsule, three times daily.
Best taken with food.
To minimize gastrointestinal side effects, start with a dose of 100 mg two to three times daily and slowly increase to an effective dose over a two-week period.
DURATION OF USE
Mood balance: Use for at least 4 weeks to see benefits.
Fibromyalgia symptom relief: Use for at least 2 weeks to see benefits. Migraine relief: Use for at least 3 weeks to see benefits.
Consult a health care practitioner for use beyond one year.
100 mg L-5-Hydroxytryptophan (Griffonia simplicifolia) (seed)
50 mg Valerian (Valeriana officinalis) (root)
25 mg Magnesium (Magnesium oxide)
5 mg Niacinamide
5 mg Vitamin B6 (Pyridoxine hydrochloride)
Microcrystalline cellulose, gelatin, magnesium stearate
Consult your health care practitioner if symptoms persist or worsen. Consult your health care practitioner prior to use if you are pregnant or breastfeeding, or if you are taking carbidopa or drugs/supplements with serotonergic activity.
These may include, but are not limited to, L-tryptophan, S-adenosylmethionine (SAMe), St. John's Wort, antidepressants, pain relievers, over-the-counter cough and cold medications containing dextromethorphan, anti-nausea and anti-migraine medications. Discontinue use and consult your health care practitioner if you experience signs of weakness, mouth ulcers, or abdominal pain with severe muscle pain or if you experience skin changes.
Do not use if you have scleroderma.
KNOWN SIDE EFFECTS
Some people may experience drowsiness.
Be careful if you operate heavy machinery, drive a motor vehicle or are involved in activities requiring mental alertness.
Some people may experience diarrhea, nausea, vomiting and abdominal pain.
This product is approved by Health Canada and its license number is 80013247.