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.
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.
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.