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Natural Factors 5-HTP, 100 mg, 60 Enteric Coated Caplets

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Product Highlights
  • Supports mood relaxation
  • Supports Serotonin synthesis
  • Helps maintain mental & emotional well-being
  • Promotes healthy sleep
SKU 068958028293
Quantity 60 Enteric Coated Caplets 
Serving Size 1 Caplet
Servings Per Container 60
Potency 100 mg
Dietary Needs Corn Free, Enteric Coated, Free of Artificial Colors, Free of Artificial Sweeteners, Preservative Free, Soy Free, Starch Free, Wheat Free, Yeast Free
Directions Take 1 caplet, 3 times per day or as directed by a health professional. Keep out of reach of children.
Warnings 5-HTP can worsen Parkinson's disease symptoms unless the person is also on the drug Sinemet. Because 5-HTP is the direct precursor to serotonin, it should not be used by individuals taking antidepressant drugs unless under the direct supervision of a health care practitioner. Although 5-HTP has been used safely in combination with prescription antidepressant drugs in clinical studies, taking this combination without medical supervision could result in too much serotonin in the body. The result is a condition known as the "serotonin syndrome," which is characterized by confusion, fever, shivering, sweating, diarrhea, and muscle spasms. Consult a health care practitioner prior to use. 5-HTP may antagonize the effects of drugs used in migraine headaches like methysergide and cyproheptadine that block serotonin effects.
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Product Details

Scientists and researchers have found a natural supplement that will safely and efficiently boost serotonin levels and reduce depression, obesity, insomnia, migraine headaches, and anxiety - enteric-coated 5-HTP.

5-Hydroxytryptophan (5-HTP) is the amino acid that is the middle step between tryptophan and the important brain chemical serotonin. 5-HTP boosts serotonin levels and may offer benefit in conditions linked to low serotonin levels. Considerable scientific evidence indicates that low serotonin levels are linked to a number of common conditions, including depression, obesity, fibromyalgia and headaches. Commercially available 5-HTP is isolated from a seed from an African plant (Griffonia simplicifolia).

How can it help with depression? There is excellent documentation that 5-HTP is an effective antidepressant agent. 5-HTP often produces very good results in patients who are unresponsive to standard antidepressant drugs. More patients in a double-blind study responded to 5-HTP than fluvoxamine and 5-HTP was quicker acting than the fluvoxamine. The real advantage of 5-HTP in this study was the low rate of side-effects. The most frequent side effect with 5-HTP was mild nausea, but this only occurred in less than one out of ten subjects. However, enteric-coated caplets virtually eliminated any nausea.

Fibromyalgia is a recently recognized disorder regarded as a common cause of chronic musculoskeletal pain and fatigue. 5-HTP can largely improve the painful picture of fibromyalgia as demonstrated in several double-blind studies.

Because chronic headache sufferers have low levels of serotonin in their tissues, some researchers refer to migraine and chronic headaches as a "low serotonin syndrome". There have been several clinical studies with 5-HTP in headaches, both migraine and tension headaches, that have showed excellent results. In particular, 5-HTP is very effective in the prevention of migraine headache. Eases you into sleep.

Several clinical studies have shown 5-HTP to produce good results in promoting and maintaining sleep in normal subjects as well as those experiencing insomnia. One of the 5-HTP's key benefits in the treatment of insomnia is its ability to increase sleep quality.

Many people may be predisposed to being overweight because they have a decreased conversion of tryptophan to 5-HTP and, as a result, decreased serotonin levels. By providing preformed 5-HTP, this genetic defect is bypassed and more serotonin is manufactured. 5-HTP literally turns off hunger.

Depression: quick acting, few side-effects

Helps to promote and maintain sleep

May help migraines due to low serotonin levels

Fibromyalgia: studies show good results

Helps promote a feeling of fullness for healthy weight loss

Naural Factor's goal is to deliver supplements which marry the wisdom of ancient herbal physicians and the science of modern clinical research to enhance the health of consumers everywhere.

5-HTP Brand: Natural Factors

Price: $24.59 - In stock
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