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 Plus Formula
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5-HTP Plus Formula capsules contain 75 mg of natural L-5-hydroxytryptophan (5-HTP) extracted from seeds of the Griffonia simplicifolia plant. 5-HTP helps to promote healthy mood balance.

Serotonin, an important brain neurotransmitter, is key in the regulation of mood. Serotonin is unable to cross the blood-brain barrier and is therefore synthesized in the brain. Tryptophan, an essential amino acid, is a precursor for the synthesis of serotonin. Tryptophan crosses the blood-brain barrier and is converted to L-5-hydroxytryptophan, which in turn is converted into serotonin. As a metabolic amino acid intermediate in the conversion of tryptophan into serotonin, 5-HTP can also serve as a precursor of serotonin. 5-HTP crosses into the brain more readily than tryptophan as it does so without competition for uptake. 5-HTP exerts its beneficiary effects to promote healthy mood balance by increasing serotonin production, which in turn decreases excitatory hormones in the brain including dopamine and noradrenaline.

Indication Temporarily promotes healthy mood balance

Ingredients

Each Capsule Contains:

  • L-5-HTP (L-5-hydroxytryptophan from Griffonia simplicifolia seed)/ L-5-HTP ............................................................ 75 mg
  • L-Tyrosine........................................................... 25 mg
  • L-Glutamine..........................................................25 mg
  • Vitamin B6/(pyridoxal-5-phosphate)................ 5.3 mg

Non-medicinal ingredients: Cellulose, hypromellose (capsule), silica


Suggested Use

Adults: Take 1 capsule 1-3 times daily with food or as directed by your healthcare practitioner. To minimize the risk of gastrointestinal side effects, start dosing at 1 capsule twice per day and slowly increase to 1 capsule thrice daily. Use for a minimum of 1 week to see benecial effects. Consult your healthcare practitioner for use beyond 1 year.


Cautions

Do not use if you have scleroderma. Consult your healthcare practitioner prior to use if you are pregnant, breastfeeding, on a low protein diet, or taking carbidopa or drugs/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 your healthcare practitioner if symptoms persist or worsen. Discontinue use and consult your healthcare 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, diarrhoea, nausea, vomiting and abdominal pain. Exercise caution if operating heavy machinery, driving a motor vehicle or involved in activities requiring mental alertness. Do not use if the seal is broken or missing. Store in a cool, dry place.


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