5-HTP is a metabolite of the amino acid tryptophan, and an essential precursor of the biosynthesis of the neurotransmitter serotonin and the neurohormone melatonin. Research supported a role for 5-HTP in supporting mood balance, ease of sleep, and the proper tone of the muscles on the back of the neck, and resulting changes in blood flow and pain fibbers.
(Griffonia seed extract) (5-HTP)
Non-medicinal ingredients: Microcrystalline cellulose. Capsule: Hypromellose.
Adults: Take 1 capsule three times daily with food, or as directed by a qualified health care practitioner. To minimize gastrointestinal side effects risk, slowly increase dose over a 2 week period. Use for a minimum of 1 week o see beneficial effects for mood balance.
Caution: 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. Do not take if you are pregnant, nursing, or trying to conceive. Not to be used by individuals under the age of 18 or those with a medical condition.
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