5-HTP is an Amino Acid that Raises Serotonin Levels.
5-HTP is an essential amino acid is formed from “tryptophan” which is found naturally in turkey, cheese and nuts. It’s sold as a dietary supplement and it forms serotonin in your body. Remember, without adequate serotonin, hot flashes, irritability and insomnia are more likely to occur. Please don’t ever combine 5-HTP with any prescribed antidepressants or Serotonin Syndrome may result!
Recommendations: Take 1 capsule one to three times daily before meals, or as recommended by your healthcare professional.
Serving Size 1 capsule
Amount per capsule
L-5-Hydroxytryptophan 50 mg
Other ingredients: rice flour and vegetable capsule (modified cellulose).
Contains no sugar, salt, yeast, wheat, gluten, corn, soy, dairy products, artificial coloring, artificial flavoring, preservatives, or ingredients of animal origin.
Warning: This product should not be consumed by children under the age of 12 years or by pregnant or lactating women. Some may experience gastrointestinal (GI) upset including abdominal cramping, nausea or diarrhea while taking this product. As with any supplement, if discomfort persists discontinue use. Those suffering from GI disorders such as ulcers, irritable bowel disease, Crohn’s disease, ulcerative colitis, or celiac disease, should not use 5-HTP. Those taking prescription anti-depressants should not use 5-HTP. Do not take this product if you have or are taking medications for epilepsy, scleroderma, or Parkinson’s disease. This product may cause drowsiness and should not be used while driving or operating heavy equipment.