Trophic – L-5-HTP
- Calming neuro-nutrient to improve mood and relieve chronic stress
- Helps to promote healthy mood balance.
- 60 Vcaps
5-HTP (5-hydroxytryptophan) is an amino acid related to both L-tryptophan and serotonin. Trophic’s 5-HTP is derived from the seeds of a West African legume called Griffonia simplicifolia. It helps to promote healthy mood balance and helps to relieve symptoms of fibromyalgia. 5-HTP may also help to reduce the severity and duration of migraine headaches when taken as a prophylactic. It can help in weight management by reducing carbohydrate cravings. 5-HTP also acts as a sleep aid.
Medicinal Ingredients per capsule:
L-5-HTP (L-5-hydroxytryptophan) 100mg (Griffonia simplicifolia seed) 100 mg
Non-Medicinal Ingredients: Microcrystalline cellulose, hypromellose, magnesium stearate.
No added yeast, wheat, soy, gluten, dairy, sugar, corn, artificial colors, preservatives or animal products.
Helps to promote healthy mood balance.
Adults - take one (1) VcapTM 3 times daily with food or as recommended by a healthcare practitioner. To minimize the risk of gastrointestinal side effects, start dosing at 100 mg, 2-3 times per day and slowly increase to effective dose over 2-week period. Use for a minimum of 1 week to see beneficial effects.
Cautions & Warnings
Consult a healthcare practitioner for use beyond 1 year. Consult a healthcare practitioner if symptoms persist or worsen. Consult a healthcare practitioner prior to use if you are pregnant or breastfeeding or if you are taking carbidopa or drugs/supplements with serotonergic activity. These may include, but are not limited to, L-tryptophan, S-adenosylmethionine (SAMe), St. John’s Worth, antidepressants, pain killers, over the counter cough and cold medication containing dextromethorphan, anti-nausea medication and anti-migraine medication. Discontinue use and consult a healthcare practitioner if you show signs of weakness, oral ulcers, or abdominal pain accompanied by severe muscle pain, or if you experience skin changes. Do no use 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.
As with any natural health product, you should consult a healthcare practitioner on the use of this product.