5-HTP is an amino acid vital to the production of the neurotransmitter serotonin. Low serotonin is linked to many common conditions including depression, obesity, sleeplessness, migraines, and fibromyalgia. By improving serotonin levels, Natural Factors 5-HTP can help support emotional well-being, improve sleep quality, relieve the pain of fibromyalgia, prevent migraines, and curb appetite.
Medicinal Ingredients: each capsule contains:
L-5-Hydroxytryptophan (Griffonia simplicifolia)
Adults: For healthy mood balance, take 1-2 capsules three times daily with food; for relief of symptoms of fibromyalgia, take 2 capsules three to four times daily with food. To minimize gastrointestinal side effect risk, start at 50-100 mg two to three times daily and slowly increase to an effective dose over 2 weeks. Use for a minimum of 1 week to see beneficial effects for mood balance and 2 weeks for the alleviation of fibromyalgia symptoms. Consult a health care practitioner if symptoms persist or worsen or for use beyond one year.
Caution: Do not use if you have scleroderma. Consult a healthcare practitioner if sleeplessness persists continuously for more than 3 weeks (chronic insomnia). Consult a healthcare practitioner prior to use if you are pregnant or breastfeeding, 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 medications containing dextromethorphan, anti-nausea medication and anti-migraine 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 experience 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. Consult a healthcare practitioner if symptoms persist or worsen. Keep out of reach of children.
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