How to cope with inventory shortages

The numerous inventory shortages caused by the pandemic have become a frustrating reality for both merchants and consumers. Unfortunately, it looks like they will be a part of our daily lives for a while. Here are some tips that we hope will help you get through the turmoil:

  1. Order early. Don't wait to finish a product if you want to keep taking it.
  2. Order two or three units of a product if you plan to take it for a long time. It may not be available the next time you need it.
  3. Ask your health care professional to suggest one or two alternatives for each product he/she recommends you take.
  4. Because of their higher quality standards, some brands have more difficulty sourcing their raw materials than others. Here are a few brands that currently have a very low backorder rate (less than 5%) or return times: Ortho Molecular Products, New Roots Herbal, Metagenics, AOR, Alterra, HerbalGem, Pranarom, Viazen. Reduce the risk of disappointment by choosing these brands.
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5-HTP 100mg
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Product Details

5-HTP 100 5-HTP short for 5-hydroxytryptophan, is a compound produced in the body from the amino acid tryptophan. 5-HTP acts as a precursor to the important “feel good” brain chemical serotonin and the “sleep” hormone melatonin. Supplementation with 5-HTP can help boost these important brain chemical and in turn promote healthy mood, sleep and reduce pain sensation. CanPrev’s 5-HTP is naturally derived from the african plant Griffonia simplicifolia and enhanced with Vitamin B6 and Magnesium which are important cofactors to help the body convert and utilize 5-HTP.

Each capsule contains

Medicinal ingredients: 5-HTP (5-Hydroxy-L-tryptophan) 100mgMagnesium (magnesium bisglycinate) 60mg * Vitamin B6 (pyridoxine HCl) 33.3mg

Non-medicinal ingredients: - Vegetable-grade magnesium stearate (1%) - Vegetable capsule.

Directions

Adults - Take one (1) capsule three (3) times daily with food or as directed by a healthcare practitioner. For sleep aid, take one (1) or two (2) capsules 45 minutes before bedtime or as directed by a healthcare practitioner. To minimize the risk of gastrointestinal side effects, start dosing at one (1) capsule, one (1) to two (2) times per day and slowly increase to effective dose over a 2 weeks period. For optimal results take for a minimum of 2 to 3 weeks. Consult a healthcare practitioner for use beyond 1 year.


Cautions

As with any natural health product, you should consult a healthcare practitioner on the use of this product especially if you are taking medication including carbidopa or drugs/supplements with serotonergic activity, including but not limited to L-tryptophan, S-adrenosylmethionine (SAMe), St. John's wort, antidepressants, pain killers, over the counter cough and cold medication containing dextromethorphan, anti-nausea medication and anti-migraine medication. Consult a healthcare practitioner if you are pregnant or breastfeeding. Consult a healthcare practitioner if symptoms persist or worsen or if sleeplessness persists continuously for more than 3 weeks. 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. Do not use if seal is broken. Keep out of reach of children. Do not use if you have scleroderma. Some people may experience diarrhea, nausea, vomiting, abdominal pain or drowsiness. Exercise caution if operating heavy machinery, driving a motor vehicle or involved in activities requiring mental alertness.


Ingredients

    Medical ingredients