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 - 50 mg
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Product Details

The amino acid 5-HTP is essential to the production of the neurotransmitter serotonin. Low rates of serotonin are linked to many common ailments such as depression, obesity, lack of sleep, headaches and fibromyalgia. Improving the status of serotonin, 5-HTP Natural Factors can help support emotional well-being, improve sleep quality, relieve the pain of fibromyalgia, prevent migraines and blunt appetite.

Ingredients

Each Caplet Contains:

Medicinal ingredients: - L-5-Hydroxytryptophan (Griffonia simplicifolia) (Griffonia seed) 50 mg

Non-Medicinal ingredients: Dibasic calcium phosphate dihydrate, microcrystalline cellulose, purified water, enteric coating (ethylcellulose, medium chain triglycerides, oleic acid, carbohydrate gum [cellulose], glycerin, sodium alginate, stearic acid), vegetable grade magnesium stearate (lubricant).


Suggested Use

Suggested uses for this product : to help with mood balance; take 1 caplet 2-3 times daily with food or as directed by a health practitioner. Use for at least 1 week to see beneficial results.

As sleep support; take 1-2 caplets daily with food or as directed by a health practitioner. Take 30 to 45 minutes before bedtime.

As a relief of symptoms of fibromyalgia; take 1 caplet 3 or 4 times daily with food or as directed by a health practitioner. Use for at least 2 weeks to see beneficial effects. To reduce the risk of gastrointestinal side effects, start with a dose of 50 to 100 mg, 2 to 3 times per day over a period of 2 weeks, gradually increasing the dosage until the effective dose. Consult a healthcare practitioner for use beyond a year.


Cautions

Consult a health care practitioner if sleeplessness persists continuously for more than 3 weeks (chronic insomnia). Consult a health care practitioner prior to use if you are pregnant or breastfeeding, or taking carbidopa or drug/supplements with serotonergic activity. These may include, but are not limited to, L-tryptophan, S-adenosylmethionine (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 health care practitioner if symptoms persist or worsen. 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. Some people may experience drowsiness. Exercise caution if operating heavy machinery, driving a motor vehicle or involved in activities requiring mental alertness. Some people may experience diarrhea, nausea, vomiting, and abdominal pain. Do not use if you have scleroderma. Do not use if you have scleroderma.


Ingredients

    Other ingredients
  • Ammonium hydroxide
  • Cellulose
  • Dicalcium Phosphate
  • Ethylcellulose
  • Glycerin
  • Hydroxypropyl MethylCellulose
  • Magnesium Stearate
  • Medium-chain Triglycerides
  • Oleic Acid
  • Purified stearic acid
  • Purified water
  • Sodium alginate

  • Medical ingredients
  • L-5-Hydroxytryptophan (L-5-Hydroxytryptophan) : 50 mg