Recommended use: 5-HTP boosts serotonin levels and may offer a benefit in conditions linked to low serotonin levels. 5-HTP is known to increase sleep quality, which is critical in those patients suffering from depression or fibromyalgia. 5-HTP readily crosses the blood-brain barrier increasing central nervous system synthesis of serotonin.
Ingredients: L-5-Hydroxytryptophan (Griffonia simplicifolia) (seed) 100 mg
Dibasic calcium phosphate dihydrate, purified water, microcrystalline cellulose, enteric coating (purified water, ethylcellulose, medium chain triglycerides, oleic acid, carbohydrate gum [cellulose], glycerin, sodium alginate, stearic acid), vegetable grade magnesium stearate (lubricant).
Amount: 60 enteric coated capsules
Cautions: Consult a health care practitioner prior to use if you are taking carbidopa or drugs/supplements with serotonergic activity. Some people may experience drowsiness. Exercise caution if operating heavy machinery, driving a motor vehicle or are involved in activities requiring mental alertness. Some people may experience diarrhea, nausea, vomiting and abdominal pain. Discontinue use and consult a health care practitioner if you show signs of weakness, oral ulcers or abdominal pain accompanied by severe muscle pain, or if you experience skin changes, or if symptoms persist or worsen. Consult a health care practitioner if sleeplessness persists for more than 3 weeks, or if you are pregnant or breastfeeding. Keep out of reach of children. Combining serotonergic drugs such as antidepressants, dextromethorphan (in cough syrups), meperidine (Demerol), tramadol and others may increase the risk of serotonergic side effects such as serotonin syndrome.