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 vegetarian capsule contains 100mg of pure 5-htp extracted from the Griffonia simplicifolia plant, along side the necessary co-factors niacin (B3), pydoxine(B6), zinc and magnesium, to enhance the bodys absorbtion and metabolization.
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.
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