5-Hydroxytryptophan (5-HTP), also known as oxitriptan, is a naturally occurring amino acid and
chemical precursor as well as a metabolic intermediate in the biosynthesis of the neurotransmitter serotonin.
Its naturally derived from the the seeds of the Griffonia simplicifolia plant, a woody 3m high climbing shrub native to Africa that bears greenish flowers followed by black seed pods. 5-HTP is used for insomnia, depression, anxiety, migraine and tension-type headaches, fibromyalgia, obesity, premenstrual syndrome (PMS), premenstrual dysphoric disorder (PMDD), attention deficit-hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), seizures, sexual disorders, and Parkinson's disease.
Whats the dosage?
Take 1 - 3 capsules per day as required, or as directed by your health care professional. 5-HTP has been used safely in doses up to 400 mg daily for up to one year.
What does it contain?
Each capsule contains 100mg of pure 5-htp, with the co-factors niacin (vitamin B3) and pydoxine (vitamin B6), and the bioavailability enhancer, piperine.
Why is it mixed with those other ingredients?
Without that the body would not adsorb much of the 5-htp and you would not get any benefits.
Is there any drug interactions?
Do not take 5-HTP if you are taking medications for depression including Prozac, or serotonin altering drugs like Tramadol. If you are on any other drugs or supplements check with your doctor first. Overdose or drug interactions that increase serotonin too much may cause serious side effects including heart problems, shivering, and anxiety.
What are the side effects?
Potential side effects of 5-HTP include heartburn, stomach pain, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, drowsiness, sexual problems, and muscle problems. If you experience side effects lower dose, or stop taking and consult your doctor. May cause a manic episode in people with bipolar disorder.
How long will it take to get my order?
All items are dispatched daily. If you order before 2pm it will be shipped that day . We use Courier Post next day delivery for New Zealand orders. International customers will take 1 - 2 weeks. We do all we can to get you your order as quick as possible.
Does it come with a money back guarantee?
If in the unlikely event you are not 100% satisfied with any product, you may return it for a full refund. See our FAQ page for full details of our no risk money back guarantee.