5-HTP Aids in Sleep & Weight Management; Balances Mood & Relieves Migraine, Fibromyalgia
Helps to promote healthy mood balance, relieve symptoms of fibromyalgia, and reduce the severity and duration of migraine headaches when taken as a prophylactic. To be used with a program of reduced intake of dietary calories and increased physical activity (if possible) to help in weight management by reducing carbohydrate cravings. Used as a sleep aid.
Ingredients (per capsule):
L-5-HTP (L-5-Hydroxytryptophan) (from Griffonia simplicifolia) (seed).............100 mg
Microcrystalline cellulose, L-leucine, pullulan/hypromellose (capsule), silicon dioxide.
To minimize the risk of GI side effects, start dosing at 100 mg, 2-3 times per day and slowly increase to effective dose over 2 week period.
Sleep aid: consult a health care practitioner if sleeplessness persists continuously for more than 3 weeks.
Consult a health care practitioner if symptoms persist or worsen.
Consult a health care 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 wort, antidepressants, pain killers, over the counter cough and cold medication containing dextromethorphan, anti-nausea medication and anti-migraine medication).
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.