5-HTP is 5-hydroxytryptophan, a metabolite of tryptophan, and an essential precursor of serotonin and melatonin. Research supports a role for 5-HTP in supporting mood balance and relieving the symptoms of fibromyalgia.
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For healthy mood balance, take 1-2 softgels three times daily with food; for relief of symptoms of fibromyalgia, take 2 softgels three to four times daily with food. To minimize gastrointestinal side effect risk, start at 50-100 mg two to three times daily and slowly increase to an effective dose over 2 weeks. Use for a minimum of 1 week to see beneficial effects for mood balance and 2 weeks for the alleviation of fibromyalgia symptoms. Consult a health care practitioner if symptoms persist or worsen or for use beyond one year.
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 gastrointestinal disturbances such as diarrhea, nausea, vomiting and abdominal pain as well as drowsiness. Exercise caution if driving or operating heavy machinery or engaging in activities requiring mental alertness. Do not take 5-HTP if pregnant, breastfeeding, or trying to conceive. Consult a health care practitioner if symptoms persist and for usage beyond one year. Not to be used by individuals under the age of 18 or those with a medical condition. Consult a health care practitioner prior to use if taking carbidopa or drugs/supplements with serotonergic activity. These may include, but are not limited to, L-tryptophan, SAMe, St.John's Wort, antidepressants, pain killers, cough/cold medication containing dextromethorphan, anti-nausea medication and anti-migraine medication.