Overview: 5-HTP (5-hydroxy L-Tryptophan) is a building block of serotonin, an important brain chemical. 5-HTP boosts serotonin levels helping promote healthy mood balance. These Life Brand 5-HTP caplets contain 100 mg of 5-HTP and are easy to swallow. They are also enteric coated to minimize any potential gastric discomfort.
(Adults): Take 1 caplet, 3 times daily with food or as directed by a health care practitioner. To minimize the risk of gastrointestinal side effects, start dosing at 1 caplet, 2 times daily and slowly increase to 3 times daily over a 2 week period. Use for a minimum of 1 week to see beneficial effects. Consult a health care practitioner for use beyond one year.
Cautions & Restrictions
Keep out of reach of childrenDo not use if you have scleroderma. Consult a physician prior t 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, products such as L-tryptophan, S-adenosylmethionine (SAMs), St. John's wort, antidepressants, pain killers, over the counter cough and cold medication containing dextromethorphan, anti-nausea medication and anti-migraine 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. Discontinue use and consult a physician if you show signs of weakness, oral ulcers, or abdominal pain accompanied by severe muscle pain or if you experience skin changes. Consult a physician if symptoms persist or worsen.