What is it
5-HTP is a naturally-occurring amino acid and the precursor to serotonin, the neurotransmitter often touted for its role as a “happiness hormone”. Taking 5-HTP is a simple way to increase brain serotonin levels.
5-HTP affects the brain and the central nervous system by increasing the production of serotonin. Low levels of serotonin can affect sleep, appetite, sexual behavior. 5-HTP has been proven to reduce symptoms of low-mood, improve sleep and sometimes aid within a weight loss regimen.
Did you know
Do you know what bananas, walnuts and smiling have in common?
They all help boost serotonin, and together with 5-HTP may help to boost low mood, especially during winter months.
What is in it
Each Capsule Contains:
Non Medicinal Ingredients
Does not contain
Who should take it
Who can benefit?
5-HTP is commonly used for improving general mood, aid with sleep disorders such as insomnia caused by low mood and is useful to those experiencing low mood associated anxiety, migraine and/or some headache forms.
Adults take 2 capsules 3 times per day.
Take with food.
For healthy mood balance, use for a minimum of 1 week to see beneficial effects.
To minimize the risk of gastrointestinal side effects, start dosing at 50–100 mg, 2–3 times per day and slowly increase to effective dose over 2 week period
Do not use if you have scleroderma. Consult a health care practitioner if sleeplessness persists continuously for more than 3 weeks (chronic insomnia). Consult your healthcare provider prior to use if you are pregnant or breastfeeding. Consult a healthcare practitioner if symptoms persist or worsen 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 killers, over the counter cough and cold medication containing dextromethorphan, anti-nausea medication and antimigraine medication. Discontinue use and consult a healthcare practitioner if you show signs of weakness, oral ulcers, or abdominal pain accompanied by severe muscle pain or if you expperience skin changes.
Some people may experience drowsiness. Exercise caution if operating heavy machinery, driving a motor vehicle or involved in activities requiring mental alertness. Some people may experience diarrhea, nausea, vomiting and abdominal pain.
Do not use if seal is broken. Keep out of reach of children.
Keep sealed, store in a cool, dry place at 15–25ºC.