AOR 5-HTP Extra Strength
5-HTP stands for L-5-hydroxytryptophan, which comes from the amino acid tryptophan found in many proteins and the seeds of an African plant known as Griffonia simplicifolia. 5-HTP Extra Strength provides the amino acid building blocks in the production of serotonin – a key neurotransmitter associated with mood regulation- which is then used to produce the neurohormone melatonin.
Ultimately, those who suffer from mood imbalances or are experiencing symptoms associated with fibromyalgia may benefit from taking 5-HTP.
60 and 90 capsules
AOR’s 5-HTP is derived from the seed of the small shrub tree Griffonia simplicifolia and then processed in France. This extra strength formula is twice the dose of AOR’s regular 5-HTP, to meet varying individual needs and help decrease capsule burden.
Mood balancing is achieved when used for at least one week.
- Provides 5-HTP, the amino acid tryptophan is a building block for serotonin.
- Supports mood balance and relieves symptoms of fibromyalgia.
- Flexible dosing options for varying needs.
Take one capsule three times daily with food, or as directed by a qualified health care practitioner. To minimize gastrointestinal side effect risk, slowly increase dose over a two-week period. Use for a minimum of one week to see beneficial effects for mood balance and two weeks for the alleviation of fibromyalgia symptoms.
Consult a health care practitioner prior to use if taking carbidopa or drugs/supplements with serotonergic activity, including, but not limited to, L-tryptophan, SAMe, St. John’s Wort, antidepressants, pain killers, cough/cold medication containing dextromethorphan, anti-nausea medication or anti-migraine medication. Some people may experience gastrointestinal disturbances such as diarrhea, nausea, vomiting and abdominal pain. May cause drowsiness; exercise caution if driving or operating heavy machinery or engaging in activities requiring mental alertness. Discontinue use and consult a health care practitioner if you experience skin changes, weakness, oral ulcers, or abdominal pain accompanied by severe muscle pain. Do not use if you have scleroderma, if you are pregnant, breastfeeding, or trying to conceive. Not to be used by individuals under the age of 18 or those with a medical condition. Consult a health care practitioner if symptoms persist or worsen or for use beyond one year.
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Serving Size: 1 Capsule
L-5-Hydroxytryptophan (Griffonia seed extract): 100 mg
Non-medicinal Ingredients*: microcrystalline cellulose, sodium stearyl fumarate.
*NMIs are subject to change. Always read and follow the label for accurate ingredient and allergen information.
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