90 Capsules, 50 mg | $29.00
Serving size: 1 capsule
Amount per serving: 50 mg
Reduce depression, anxiety, fibromyalgia, headaches, appetite, obesity
SUGGESTED USAGE: As a dietary supplement, take 1 capsule daily, preferably at bedtime.
5-HTP is a chemical byproduct of the protein building block L-tryptophan. It is produced commercially from the seeds of an African plant known as Griffonia simplicifolia. In many clinical studies, administration of 5-Hydroxytryptophan increased brain serotonin levels.
Correct amounts of 5-HTP can lead to reduction in depression, anxiety, fibromyalgia, headaches, appetite and obesity. Use of this along with melatonin and serotonin, control our sleep-wake-sleep cycles. 5-HTP has most often been used by adults in doses of 150-800 mg daily. Very large doses of 5-HTP, such as 6-10 grams daily, can cause serious side effects and should be avoided. Speak with a healthcare provider to find out what dose might be best for a specific condition.
Be cautious with this combination
Carbidopa (Lodosyn) interacts with 5-HTP
5-HTP can affect the brain. Carbidopa can also affect the brain. Taking 5-HTP along with carbidopa can increase the risk of serious side effects including rapid speech, anxiety, aggressiveness, and others.
Sedative medications (CNS depressants) interacts with 5-HTP
5-HTP might cause sleepiness and slowed breathing. Some medications, called sedatives, can also cause sleepiness and slowed breathing. Taking 5-HTP with sedative medications might cause breathing problems and/or too much sleepiness.
Serotonergic drugs interacts with 5-HTP
5-HTP might increase a brain chemical called serotonin. Some medications also have this effect. Taking 5-HTP along with these medications might increase serotonin too much. This might cause serious side effects including heart problems, seizures, and vomiting.
The antidepressant drugs known as SSRIs, which selectively inhibit serotonin reuptake, according to many physicians, cause severe AND serious side effects. Naturally, 5-HTP is the best choice.
Amount per serving: 50 mg 5-HTP (5-hydroxytryptophan) (Griffonia simplicifolia seed)
Daily value not established*
Other ingredients: Wheat rice powder, gelatin (capsule)
Contains no: yeast, wheat, gluten, corn, milk, sugar, salt, colors or preservatives.
*This statement has not been evaluated by the FDA. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.