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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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.
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.