SCIENCE-BASED SEROTONIN PRECURSOR
Mood imbalance is one of the most prevalent concerns affecting an individual’s quality of life. Serotonin or 5-hydroxytryptamine (5-HT) is a monoamine neurotransmitter involved in several crucial physiological processes, especially in modulating mood, cognition, sleep, appetite, learning, memory, and vasoconstriction. Serotonin is synthesized in the intestinal tract as well as in the central nervous system.
Inadequate levels of serotonin in the brain have been associated with several disorders.
5‑Hydroxytryptophan (5‑HTP) derived from the seed of Griffonia simplicifolia is a natural precursor needed for the synthesis of serotonin as well as for the neurohormone melatonin.
Orally administered serotonin is not able to cross the blood-brain barrier and therefore cannot enter the CNS.
5‑HTP, however, is able to cross the blood-brain barrier, where it can then be utilized as a precursor to raise serotonin levels safely and effectively.
5-HTP SAP can:
- Help promote a healthy mood balance
- Help relieve symptoms of fibromyalgia
- Be used as a sleep aid
- Help alleviate the severity and duration of migraine headaches when taken as a prophylactic
|Each vegetable capsule contains:|
|L-5-Hydroxytryptophan (L-5HTP)||50 mg|
|Non-Medicinal Ingredients: Vegetable magnesium stearate, silicon dioxide, and microcrystalline cellulose in a capsule composed of vegetable carbohydrate gum and purified water.|
Contains no: Gluten, soy, wheat, corn, eggs, dairy, preservatives, artificial flavour or colour, starch, or sugar.
Directions for use
Adults: Take 1-2 capsules three times daily or as directed by your healthcare practitioner. Consult a healthcare practitioner for use beyond 1 year. See info sheet for specific dosage relating to the aforementioned health claims and for durations of use.
Some may experience nausea or gastrointestinal upset and drowsiness when taking 5-HTP. If this occurs, please discuss dosing with your healthcare practitioner. Consult your healthcare practitioner before using this product if you are taking any medications or supplements that have serotonergic activity; antidepressants, cold medications and some anti-migraine products. Consult a healthcare practitioner if you are pregnant or breast feeding.
* These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.
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