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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5HTP Extra Strength
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Product Details

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.

AOR guarantees that no ingredients not listed on the label have been added to the product. Contains no wheat, gluten, corn, nuts, peanuts, sesame seeds, sulphites, mustard, soy, dairy, eggs, fish, shellfish or any animal byproduct.

Ingredients

Serving Size: One capsule L-5-Hydroxytryptophan (griffonia seed extract) 100 mg

  • Non-medicinal Ingredients: Microcrystalline cellulose, sodium stearyl fumarate. Capsule : hypromellose

Suggested Use

Take 1 softgel three times daily with food, or as directed by a qualified health care practitioner. To minimize gastrointestinal side effect risk, slowly increase dose over a 2-week period. 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 1 year.


Cautions

Do not take 5-HTP if pregnant, breastfeeding or trying to conceive. Not to be used by individuals under the age of 18 or those with a medical condition. To minimize gastrointestinal side effect risk, start at 50-100 mg, 2-3 times daily and slowly increase to an effective dose over 2 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 you have scleroderma. Exercise caution if operating heavy machinery, driving a motor vehicle or engaging in activities requiring mental alertness. Consult a health care practitioner if symptoms persist or worsen and for use beyond one year. Consult a health care practitioner prior to use if taking carbidopa or drugs/supplements with serotanergic activity. These may include, but are not limited to, L-tryptophan, S-adenasylmethianine (SAMe), St. John's Wort, antidepressants, pain killers, cough/cold medication containing dextromethorphan, anti-nausea medication and anti-migraine medication.


Ingredients

    Medical ingredients