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5-HTP 50 mg
- Helps improve mood
- Combats insomnia by improving sleep quality
- Relieves the pain of fibromyalgia
- Helps prevent migraines
- Facilitates weight loss by promoting feelings of satiety
- Suggested Use
5-Hydroxytryptophan (5-HTP) is an amino acid that is the middle step between tryptophan and the important brain chemical serotonin. Considerable scientific evidence indicates that low serotonin levels are linked to a number of common conditions including depression, obesity, fibromyalgia and headaches.
Recommended Use: 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.
Healthy mood balance: 1 caplet 2–3 times daily with food or as directed by a health care practitioner. Use for a minimum of 1 week to see beneficial effects.
Sleep support: 1–2 caplets daily with food or as directed by a health care practitioner. Take 30–45 minutes before bedtime.
Relief of fibromyalgia symptoms: 1 caplet 3–4 times daily with food or as directed by a health care practitioner. Use for a minimum of 2 weeks to see beneficial effects.
To minimize the risk of gastrointestinal side effects, start dosing at 50–100 mg, 2–3 times daily and slowly increase to effective dose over a 2-week period. Consult a health care practitioner for use beyond 1 year.
Cautions: Consult a health care practitioner if sleeplessness persists continuously for more than 3 weeks (chronic insomnia). Consult a health care practitioner prior to use if you are pregnant or breastfeeding, or if you are taking carbidopa or drugs/supplements with serotonergic activity. These may include, but are not limited to, products such as 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. 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. 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. Consult a health care practitioner if symptoms persist or worsen. Do not use if you have scleroderma. Keep out of the reach of children.
Serving Size: 1 Enteric-Coated Caplet Servings Per Container: 60 Per Serving L-5-Hydroxytryptophan (Griffonia simplicifolia) (seed) 50 mg