Recommended Use: Calming neuro-nutrient to improve mood and relieve chronic stress.
Directions: Adults, take 1 Vcap 3 times daily with food or as recommended by a healthcare practitioner. To minimize the risk of gastrointestinal side effects, start dosing at 100 mg, 2-3 times per day and slowly increase to effective dose over 2 week period.
Medicinal Ingredients (per capsule):
- L-5-HTP (L-5-hydroxytryptophan) (Griffonia simplicifolia seed extract) ...100 mg
No added yeast, wheat, soy, gluten, dairy, sugar, corn, artificial colors, preservatives or animal products.
Risk Information: Consult a healthcare practitioner; if symptoms persist or worsen or if you are pregnant or breastfeeding; prior to use 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 anti-migraine medication). Discontinue use if you show signs of weakness, oral ulcers, or abdominal pain accompanied by severe muscle pain, or if you experience skin changes. Do not use if you have scleroderma. Some people may experience drowsiness. Exercise caution if operating heavy machinery, if you are driving a motor vehicle or involved in activities requiring mental alertness. Some people may experience diarrhea, nausea, vomiting and abdominal pain.
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Coreen: more than a year ago
I have been taking this product for about 3 years now and found it to be of great benefit for my depression and irritability as I'm dealing with adrenal fatigue, Hashimoto's thyroid and menopause just to name a few health issues. I find it takes me right out of depression and uplifts my mood without the side effects of anti-depressants from the MD's. I would recommend this product to anyone suffering from depression and anxiety!!