5-HTP is used by the body to make seratonin, an important neuro-transmitter for normal nerve and brain function allowing for enhanced mood, well-being and healthy sleeping patterns.
Griffonia Simplicifolia seed extract (95% 5-HTP),
microscrystalline cellulose, magnesium stearate.
Capsule Shell Contains: Gelatin, glycerin and water.
What is Vivitas 5-HTP?
5-HTP (5-Hydroxytryptophan) is a substance produced in the body after eating foods containing the amino acid L-tryptophan. The body uses 5-HTP to produce serotonin, which is an important neurotransmitter required for normal nerve and brain function. Since serotonin is linked to mood and relaxation, normal levels of it allow for balanced moods and healthy sleeping patterns. Vivitas 5-HTP is a naturally sourced extract from the seeds of the West African Griffonia Simplicifolia plant.
How does Vivitas 5-HTP work?
The transmission of signals through different regions of the brain is via chemical messengers called neurotransmitters. The neurotransmitter serotonin is essential for normal nerve and brain function. But for many people, poor diet combined with the hustle and bustle of everyday life has resulted in serotonin deficiencies, which have been linked to anxiety, mood disorders, sleep disorders, effects of sedentary lifestyles, eating disorders, and addiction. For this reason, regulating serotonin levels is the primary goal of two commonly prescribed classes of drugs (SSRI's and MAO inhibitors). When taken orally, Vivitas 5-HTP can help reestablish normal serotonin levels in the brain because it acts as a precursor to serotonin production in the body.
Are there studies to support the use of 5-HTP?
Yes. Clinical studies have shown that 5-HTP supplementation can help improve mood and relaxation by normalizing serotonin levels in the brain.
Are there any side-effects from taking Vivitas 5-HTP?
Side effects of 5-HTP are uncommon, typically mild and may include upset stomach and drowsiness. Most stomach upset including nausea commonly disappears after a few days.
Use only as directed. If you are pregnant, nursing, using any prescription drug, taking an MAO inhibitor or have a medical condition, consult your doctor before using this product. May cause drowsiness. Do not take this product while driving a motor vehicle or operating machinery.
Dosage: 50 mg
I take this everyday (1 pill twice daily) to help with my terrible pms mood swings. It works.... just give it time.
This product helps level out my mood roller coaster. It also helps me to sleep well even when I'm under more stress or excited about something.
I have been using this for a couple of years now. It's great for anxiety and improved sleep. While I don't notice an instant difference when taken, I do notice increased anxiety and more difficulty sleeping when not taking it. Definitely worth a try!
I saw this advertised on Dr OZ for both stress and migraines - well I am happy to report it really does help with both - I did try this brand originally - then switched to another brand, the other brand had me throwing up 15 minutes after I had taken it. I am back to this and will not be stopping any time soon....awesome product
I started taking these hoping they would help depression. I didn't notice if they were working until I stopped taking them.... there was a huge difference in my mood. I will continue to take these. I tried other brands...didn't notice much difference between brands.
This product has helped me with anxiety, insomnia and depression tremendously. It does have an immediate effect but I am still improving after 4 months of taking 5HTP. It also has made a difference with PMS!
This is such a great, helpful product. It works just as I expected it to work! What I also really love about it is that it's natural and not synthetic like other products of this nature.