Depression: quick acting, few side effects
Helps to promote and maintain sleep
May help migraines due to low serotonin levels
Fibromyalgia: studies show good results
Helps promote a feeling of fullness for healthy weight loss
Adults: 1 caplet 2-3 times daily with meals, or as directed by a health care practitioner. To minimize the risk of gastrointestinal side effects, slowly increase dose over a period of 2 weeks.
Children: suitable for children at a dosage of 5 mg per 2.2 pounds of body weight.
Pregnancy and Nursing: do not use 5-HTP if you are pregnant or nursing.
|Each Caplet Contains:|
|L-5-Hydroxytryptophan (Griffonia simplicifolia) (seed)||100 mg|
5-HTP can worsen Parkinson’s disease symptoms unless the person is also on the drug Sinemet.
Because 5-HTP is the direct precursor to serotonin, it should not be used by individuals taking antidepressant drugs unless under the direct supervision of a health care practitioner.
Although 5-HTP has been used safely in combination with prescription antidepressant drugs in clinical studies, taking this combination without medical supervision could result in too much serotonin in the body. The result is a condition known as the “serotonin syndrome,” which is characterized by confusion, fever, shivering, sweating, diarrhea, and muscle spasms. Consult a health care practitioner prior to use.
5-HTP may antagonize the effects of drugs used in migraine headaches like methysergide and cyproheptadine that block serotonin effects.
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