5-HTP plus formula: Serotonin, an important brain neurotransmitter, is key in the regulation of appetite, mood, and melatonin production. The presence of serotonin in the brain is associated with a balanced emotional state. This is achieved in part by decreasing the activity of certain excitatory hormones, including dopamine and noradrenaline. Serotonin also acts as a satiety signal in the brain, thereby naturally regulating food intake. Additionally, as a precursor of melatonin, serotonin is involved in regulating sleep patterns.
Medicinal Ingredients: Each capsule contains:
|Proprietary Blend of L-tyrosine and L-glutamine||50 mg|
Non-medicinal ingredients: Hypromellose, cellulose, and silica.
Adults: Take 1 capsule 1-3 times daily, or as directed by your healthcare practitioner. Take with food. To minimize risk of gastrointestinal side effects, start dosing at 1 capsule twice per day and slowly increase to 1 capsule thrice daily. Consult a healthcare practitioner for use beyond 1 year. Use for a minimum of 1 week to see beneficial effects.
Warnings: Consult a healthcare practitioner prior to use: if you are pregnant or breastfeeding, if you are on a low protein diet, 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 anti-migraine medication. 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. Do not use if you have scleroderma. 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.