5-HTP is an amino acid vital to the production of the neurotransmitter serotonin. Low serotonin is linked to many common conditions including depression, obesity, sleeplessness, migraines, and fibromyalgia. By improving serotonin levels, Natural Factors 5-HTP can help support emotional well-being, improve sleep quality, relieve the pain of fibromyalgia, prevent migraines, and curb appetite.
Uses & Benefits
- Helps improve mood
- Combats insomnia by improving sleep quality
- Relieves the pain of fibromyalgia
- Helps prevent migraines
- Facilitates weight loss by promoting feelings of satiety
Serotonin is an important neurotransmitter that influences mood, appetite, sleep habits, and pain tolerance. Although serotonin is made by the body, the building blocks it needs are often lacking. 5-HTP from Natural Factors is a free-form amino acid and a direct precursor to serotonin.
By increasing serotonin levels, 5-HTP helps promote healthy mood balance and is useful as a sleep aid for people who have difficulty sleeping. It also helps relieve symptoms of fibromyalgia and can be used preventatively to help reduce the severity and duration of migraine headaches.
5-HTP is sourced naturally from the seeds of the African plant Griffonia simplicifolia The timed-release caplets are designed to release 5-HTP gradually to minimize the mild gastrointestinal side effects sometimes caused by 5-HTP. Each caplet contains 100 mg of 5-HTP to increase serotonin levels without creating dependence. It is guaranteed pure and free from contaminants, contains no GMOs, and is suitable for vegetarians and vegans.
Each caplet contains:
L-5-Hydroxytryptophan (Griffonia simplicifolia) (seed) 50 mg / 100 mg
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).
Helps to promote healthy mood balance. Helps to relieve symptoms of fibromyalgia. Used as a sleep aid.
Recommended adult dose: Healthy mood balance: 1–2 caplets 3 times daily with food or as directed by a health care practitioner. To minimize the risk of gastrointestinal side effects, start dosing at 100 mg 2–3 times daily and slowly increase to effective dose over a 2-week period. Use for at least 1 week to see beneficial effects. Consult a health care practitioner for use beyond 1 year. Relief of fibromyalgia symptoms: 2 caplets 3–4 times daily with food or as directed by a health care practitioner. To minimize the risk of gastrointestinal side effects, start dosing at 100 mg 2–3 times daily and slowly increase to effective dose over a 2-week period. Use for at least 2 weeks to see beneficial effects. Consult a health care practitioner for use beyond 1 year. Sleep aid: 2–4 caplets daily with food or as directed by a heath care practitioner. Take 30–45 minutes before bedtime.
Sleep aid: Consult a health care practitioner if sleeplessness persists continuously for more than 4 weeks (chronic insomnia). All uses (except sleep aid): Consult a health care practitioner if symptoms persist or worsen. All uses: Consult a health care practitioner prior to use if you are pregnant, breastfeeding, or taking carbidopa or drugs/supplements with serotonergic activity. These may include, but are not limited to, L-tryptophan, S-Adenosylmethionine (SAM-e), St. John’s wort, antidepressants, pain killers, over-the-counter cough and cold medication containing dextromethorphan, anti-nausea medication, and anti-migraine medication. Stop 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. Avoid taking with alcohol or products that cause drowsiness. Do not use this product if you have scleroderma. 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. Keep out of the reach of children.
Contains no artificial colours, preservatives, or sweeteners; no dairy, starch, sugar, wheat, gluten, yeast, soy, corn, egg, fish, shellfish, animal products, salt, tree nuts, or GMOs. Suitable for vegetarians/vegans.