5-HTP is a naturally occuring amino acid and the precursor to serotonin. Nature's Bounty 5-HTP helps to promote a healthy mood balance and are a good way to help increase your daily intake of 5-HTP. It helps maintain a positive outlook and supports a calm and relaxed mood.
Medicinal ingredient per tablet:
L-5-Hydroxytryptophan (5-HTP) 200 mg(Griffonia simplicifolia, seed)
Carnauba Wax, Dicalcium Phosphate, Hypromellose, Magnesium Stearate, Maltodextrin, Microcrystalline Cellulose, Polysorbate 80, Silicon Dioxide, Stearic Acid, Triacetin, Water.
Consult a health care practitioner prior to use if symptoms persist or worsen or if you are taking carbidopa or drugs/supplements with serotonergic activity such as L-tryptophan, S-adenosylmethionine, St. John's wort, antidepressants, pain killers, over the counter cough and cold medication containing dextromethorphan, anti-nausea and anti-migraine medication. Discontinue use and consult your healthcare practitioner if you show signs of weakness, oral ulcers, or abdominal pain accompanied by severe muscle pain or if you experience skin changes. Consumption with alcohol, other medications or natural health products with sedative properties is not recommended. Exercise caution if operating heavy machinery, driving a motor vehicle or involved in activities requiring mental alertness. Some people may experience drowsiness, diarrhea, nausea, vomiting and abdominal pain. Do not use this product if you are pregnant or breastfeeding or have scleroderma.
Adults, take one (1) tablet, one to three (1-3) times daily. Take with food. To minimize the risk of gastrointestinal side effects, start at one (1) time per day, and slowly increase to 3 times per day over a 2 week period. Use for a minimum of 2-3 weeks to see beneficial effects. Consult a health care practitioner for use beyond a year.