Registered Nutritionist Verdict
Allison S. RHN-CHNC
- Yeast Free
- Wheat Free
- Soy Free
- Gluten Free
- Dairy Free
- Sugar Free
- Corn Free
- Artificial Colors Free
- No Preservatives
5-HTP (5-hydroxytryptophan) is an amino acid related to both L-tryptophan and serotonin. Trophic‚ s 5-HTP is derived from the seeds of a West African legume called Griffonia simplicifolia. It helps to promote healthy mood balance and helps to relieve symptoms of fibromyalgia.
5-HTP may also help to reduce the severity and duration of migraine headaches when taken as a prophylactic. It can help in weight management by reducing carbohydrate cravings. 5-HTP also acts as a sleep aid.
Recommended Use: Helps to promote healthy mood balance.
Adults, take 1 Vegetable Capsules 3 times daily with food or as recommended by a healthcare practitioner. To minimize the risk of gastrointestinal side effects, start dosing at 100 mg, 2-3 times per day and slowly increase to effective dose over 2 week period.
Duration of Use: Use for a minimum of 1 week to see beneficial effects. Consult a healthcare practitioner for use beyond 1 year.
Risk Information: Consult a healthcare practitioner if symptoms persist or worsen. Consult a healthcare 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, 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 healthcare 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.
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