AOR 5-HTP Extra Strength 100mg

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AOR 5-HTP Extra Strength Details

  • Helps with depression and anxiety
  • Improves sleep patterns
  • May help with migraines

5-HTP Extra Strength is L-5-hydroxytryptophan (5-HTP) derived from Griffonia simplicifolia seed extract. 5-HTP is a metabolite of the amino acid tryptophan, and an essential precursor of the biosynthesis of the neurotransmitter serotonin and the neurohormone melatonin. Research supports a role for 5-HTP in supporting mood balance, ease of sleep, and the proper tone of the muscles on the back of the neck, and resulting changes in blood flow and pain fibers.

5-HTP is primarily used to support mood through its ability to boost serotonin levels. 5-HTP has been compared to various tricyclic antidepressants and has been found to be as effective with fewer side effects and quicker effectiveness. Since serotonin and melatonin are also involved in regulating the sleep/wake cycle, 5-HTP may enhance sleep quality. Research also supports a role for 5-HTP in reducing headaches and the symptoms of fibromyalgia. Studies in Spain and Italy found that 5-HTP was comparable to the drug methysergide in alleviating the symptoms of migraines (over 70% in both groups) while eliciting considerably fewer side effects. Fibromyalgia patients have been found to have low serotonin levels and have shown symptomatic improvement with the use of tricyclic and SSRI antidepressants. Several clinical trials have confirmed significant improvements in symptoms, including pain, morning stiffness, nervousness, and fatigue.  Ultimately, those who suffer with nervousness, mood imbalances such as anxiety, fibromyalgia or sleep disorders may benefit from taking 5-HTP.  5-HTP Extra Strength is twice the strength of regular 5-HTP.

Nutrition Facts
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size: 1 Capsule
Servings per Container: 60
Amount Per Serving
L-5-Hydroxytryptophan  100 mg
* Percent daily values are based on a 2000 calorie diet
  † Daily Value not established
Note: Serving Sizes are rounded to the nearest whole serving

Additional Ingredients: Microcrystalline cellulose, Capsule: hypromellose.

Allergy Information: n/a

Warning: 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, antinausea 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. Not to be used by individuals under the age of 18 or those with a medical condition. Pregnancy/Nursing: Do not take 5-HTP if pregnant, nursing, or trying to conceive

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