5-Hydroxytryptophan (5-HTP) is the direct precursor to serotonin and has been used clinically for over 30 yearsi. 5-HTP was highly investigated in clinical research during the 1960s and 1970s. Mechanistically, it showed favourable results in mood, dietary regulation and raising both serotonin and serotonin metabolite levels. 5-HTP is normally present in the central nervous system at low levels.
A rich, sustainable 5-HTP source is the seeds of Griffonia Simplicifolia an abundant African shrub.
Quantity: 60 Veg Capsules
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DIRECTIONS: As a food supplement, take one to two capsules daily with food, or as directed by your healthcare professional.
Suitable for children from aged 14 years and older
Not suitable for use during pregnancy or breastfeeding.
Serotonin syndrome can result from large doses of 5-HTP alongside SERT or SSRI medication. Safety data supports the use of 200mg daily.
In rare cases, individuals have reported nausea upon consumption of 5-HTP, however once the dose was split over the course of the day the nausea was eliminated.
5-HTP is not used for diagnosed or suspected schizophrenia or alongside medication for schizophrenia.
5-HTP is not to be used alongside Tryptophan or apoptogenic herbs.
Contraindications arise with anti-depressant medicationxxix, monoamine oxidase inhibitors (MAOIs)xxx, triptans and dopamine precursor medication.
Not to be used alongside L-Tryptophan or Rhodiola rosea due to the potential additive effect.
from Griffonia simplicifolia
In a base of alfalfa, bilberry and spirulina.