5-HTP is 5-hydroxytryptophan, a metabolite of tryptophan, and an essential precursor of serotonin and melatonin. Research supports a role for 5-HTP in supporting mood balance and relieving the symptoms of fibromyalgia.
- A precurser to serotonin
- Supports healthy mood balance and sleep patterns
- Helps alleviate migraines and fibromyalgia
- Flexible dosing options for varying need
Amount: 1 Capsule
L-5-Hydroxytryptophan 50 mg
Non-medicinal ingredients: microcrystalline cellulose. Capsule: hypromellose.
(Adult): 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, or as directed by a qualified health care practitioner.
To minimize gastrointestinal side effect risk, start at 50-100 mg, 2-3 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 and for use beyond one year. 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, breastfeeding, or trying to conceive. Not to be used by individuals under the age of 18 or those with a medical condition.