What Real Food Vitamins say about 5-Hydroxytryptophan (5-HTP):
This popular supplement is used for anxiety, mood swings, and sleep disorders, especially for people who wake up in the middle of the night with racing thoughts. Some people have a really hard time making enough serotonin (a brain chemical that affects relaxation and sleep) from protein (especially if gut health isn’t up to par). 5 HTP is an essential precursor that provides an extra boost for serotonin production. It can help improve your body’s ability to make enough serotonin to keep you feeling calm, happy and sleepy. A general recommendation is 50-100mg at all meals and/or before bed, and if you don’t notice improvement after a few weeks, we recommend increasing it until you do.
5-hydroxytryptophan (5-HTP) is the precursor to serotonin. 5-HTP is used for sleep disorders, depression, anxiety, migraine and tension-type headaches, fibromyalgia, binge eating associated with obesity, premenstrual syndrome (PMS), premenstrual dysphoric disorder (PMDD), attention-deficit/hyperactive disorder (ADHD), cerebellar ataxia, Ramsey-Hunt syndrome, Down syndrome, and as adjunctive therapy in seizure disorder and Parkinson’s disease.
General recommendation: One capsule, three times daily on an empty stomach or as directed by your healthcare practitioner.
60 capsules per bottle.
Each capsule supplies:
|L-5-Hydroxytryptophan (L-5-HTP)||50 mg||**|
|** Daily Value not established.|
This product is gluten-free, dairy-free and soy-free.
Cautions: If you are pregnant or nursing, consult your healthcare practitioner before use.
* These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.
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