5-HTP is primarily used to support mood through its ability to boost serotonin levels. It has been compared to various tricyclic antidepressants, and has been found to be as effective with fewer side effects and quicker effectiveness. Since serotonin and melatonin are involved in regulating the sleep/wake cycle, 5-HTP also enhances sleep quality. Additionally, research supports a role for 5-HTP in reducing migraines and the symptoms of fibromyalgia.
- A precursor to serotonin
- Supports healthy mood balance and sleep patterns
- Flexible dosing options for varying needs
L-5-Hydroxytryptophan (griffonia seed extract) 50 mg
Microcrystalline cellulose, sodium stearyl fumarate. Capsule: hypromellose.
Healthy mood balance: take one to two capsules three times daily with food .Use for a minimum of one week to see beneficial effects for mood balance.
Fibromyalgia: take two capsules three to four times daily with food. Use for a minimum two weeks for the alleviation of fibromyalgia symptoms
To minimize gastrointestinal side effect risk, start at 50 to 100 mg two to three times daily and slowly increase to an effective dose over two weeks. Consult a health care practitioner if symptoms persist or worsen or for use beyond one year.
Consult a health care practitioner prior to use if taking carbidopa or drugs/supplements with serotonergic activity, including, but not limited to, L-tryptophan, SAMe, St. John’s Wort, antidepressants, pain killers, cough/cold medication containing dextromethorphan, anti-nausea medication or anti-migraine medication. Some people may experience gastrointestinal disturbances such as diarrhea, nausea, vomiting and abdominal pain. May cause drowsiness; exercise caution if driving or operating heavy machinery or engaging in activities requiring mental alertness. Discontinue use and consult a health care practitioner if you experience skin changes, weakness, oral ulcers, or abdominal pain accompanied by severe muscle pain.
Do not use if you have scleroderma, if you are pregnant, breastfeeding, or trying to conceive. Not to be used by individuals under the age of 18 or those with a medical condition. This product contains corn, do not use if you have an allergy. Consult a health care practitioner if symptoms persist or worsen or for use beyond one year.