5-HTP (5-hydroxytryptophan) is an amino acid precursor to the brain chemical serotonin, a neurotransmitter essential for balancing mood. Mood disturbances have long been associated with low serotonin levels, making 5-HTP an attractive option to promote mood balance and improve emotional health.
In addition to helping improve mood balance, 5-HTP Extra Strength from Webber Naturals is used as a sleep aid and to address other conditions associated with low serotonin levels. It helps relieve symptoms of fibromyalgia and helps reduce the severity and duration of migraine headaches when taken as a prophylactic.
Low serotonin levels may also result in poor appetite control by downgrading feelings of satiety (fullness) after eating. 5-HTP reduces carbohydrate craving and helps in weight management when used with a program of reduced intake of dietary calories and increased physical activity (if possible). Studies show that 5-HTP might be helpful in restoring healthy eating patterns by reducing carbohydrate cravings, thus encouraging healthy weight management.
5-HTP Extra Strength is isolated from the seeds of Griffonia simplicifolia. Each timed-release caplet contains 100 mg of 5-HTP for people who want to promote healthy mood balance.
|Each caplet contains:|
|L-5-Hydroxytryptophan (5-HTP) (Griffonia simplicifolia) (seed)||100 mg|
Dicalcium phosphate, microcrystalline cellulose, carbohydrate gum, coating (carbohydrate gum, glycerin), vegetable grade magnesium stearate (lubricant)
Recommended dosage (adults):Mood balance: 1 caplet 3times daily with food or as directed by a physician. Use for at least 1 week to see beneficial effects. Consult a physician for use beyond one year.
Fibromyalgia:1 caplet 3 times daily with food or as directed by a physician. Consult a physician for use beyond one year.
Migraine prophylaxis:1 caplet 3 times daily with food or as directed by a physician. Use for at least 2–3 weeks to see beneficial effects. Consult a physician for use beyond one year.
Weight management:3 caplets 3 times daily, 30 minutes prior to a meal, or as directed by a physician. Consult a physician for use beyond 12 weeks.
Sleep aid:1–2 caplets daily with food, 30–45 minutes before bedtime, or as directed by a physician.
All uses except sleep aid:To minimize the risk of gastrointestinal side effects, start dosing at 100 mg 2–3 times daily and slowly increase to effective dose over a 2–week period.
Free of artificial colours, preservatives, or sweeteners; no dairy, starch, sugar, wheat, gluten, yeast, soy, corn, egg, fish, shellfish, animal products, salt, tree nuts, or GMOs. Suitable for vegetarians/vegans.
Sleep aid: Consult a physician if sleeplessness persists continuously for more than 4 weeks (chronic insomnia). All uses except sleep aid: Consult a physician if symptoms persist or worsen. All uses: Do not use if you have scleroderma. Consult a physician prior to use if you are pregnant or breastfeeding, or if you are taking carbidopa or drugs/supplements with serotonergic activity. These may include, but are not limited to, L-tryptophan, S-adenosylmethionine (SAMe), St. John’s wort, antidepressants, pain killers, over-the-counter cough and cold medication containing dextromethorphan, anti-nausea medication, and antimigraine medication. Some people may experience drowsiness. Exercise caution if operating heavy machinery, driving a motor vehicle, or are involved in activities requiring mental alertness. Some people may experience diarrhea, nausea, vomiting, and abdominal pain. Stop use and consult a physician if you show signs of weakness, oral ulcers, abdominal pain accompanied by severe muscle pain or if you experience skin changes. Consult a physician if symptoms persist or worsen. Keep out of reach of children.