What is 5-HTP?
5-HTP, also known as 5-HTP, is a dietary supplement made from the seeds of the African plant Griffonia simplicifolia.
5-HTP has been used in alternative medicine as a possibly effective aid in treating depression or fibromyalgia.
Other uses not proven with research have included insomnia, alcohol withdrawal, headaches, premenstrual syndrome, binge-eating related to obesity, attention deficit disorder, and muscle spasms in the mouth.
It is not certain whether 5-HTP is effective in treating any medical condition. Medicinal use of this product has not been approved by the FDA. This medicine should not be used in place of medication prescribed for you by your doctor.
5-HTP is often sold as an herbal supplement. There are no regulated manufacturing standards in place for many herbal compounds and some marketed supplements have been found to be contaminated with toxic metals or other drugs. Herbal/health supplements should be purchased from a reliable source to minimize the risk of contamination.
5-HTP may also be used for purposes not listed in this product guide.
Follow all directions on the product label and package. Tell each of your healthcare providers about all your medical conditions, allergies, and all medicines you use.
Before taking this medicine
Ask a doctor, pharmacist, or other healthcare provider if it is safe for you to use this product if you have:
Down syndrome; or
a nerve-muscle disorder; or
problems with your muscles.
Taking 5-HTP while you are pregnant is possibly unsafe. Do not use this product if you are pregnant.
Taking 5-HTP while you are breast-feeding is possibly unsafe. Do not use this product if you are breast-feeding a baby.
Do not give any herbal/health supplement to a child without the advice of a doctor.
How should I take 5-HTP?
When considering the use of herbal supplements, seek the advice of your doctor. You may also consider consulting a practitioner who is trained in the use of herbal/health supplements.
If you choose to use 5-HTP, use it as directed on the package or as directed by your doctor, pharmacist, or other healthcare provider. Do not use more of this product than is recommended on the label.
Do not use different forms (tablets, liquid, tincture, teas, etc) of 5-hydroxytryptophan at the same time without medical advice. Using different formulations together increases the risk of an overdose.
Call your doctor if the condition you are treating with 5-HTP does not improve, or if it gets worse while using this product.
|Allergen Info||Manufactured on equipment which processes products containing nuts, milk, shellfish, fish and soya.|
|Dietary Info||Suitable For Vegetarians, Halal|
|Origin||Griffonia Simplicfolia Plant|
|Possible Benefits||Help Towards: Depression Fibromyalgia Insomnia Alcohol withdrawal Headaches Premenstrual syndrome Binge eating (obesity) Defecit disorder Muscle spasms in mouth|
|Possible Side Effects||Get emergency medical help if you have any of these signs of an allergic reaction while taking 5-hydroxytryptophan (the active ingredient contained in 5-HTP) hives; difficult breathing; swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat. Although not all side effects are known, 5-hydroxytryptophan is thought to be possibly safe when taken for a short period of time. Stop using 5-hydroxytryptophan and call your doctor at once if you have: severe tingling or numbness; skin rash, bruising, fever; or muscle pain or weakness. Common side effects may include: drowsiness; nausea, vomiting, stomach pain, heartburn; diarrhea; or loss of interest in sex. This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. [reference https://www.drugs.com/sfx/5-htp-side-effects.html]|
|Product Form||Oblong Tablets|
|Recommended Dosage||1-2 Tablets Daily At Night|
|Scientific Name||5 Hydroxy-tryptophan|
|Warnings||Food supplements should not be used as a substitute for a balanced diet and healthy lifestyle. If you are pregnant, breastfeeding, taking prescription medication or under medical supervision it is advisable to consult a GP prior to taking any supplements. Discontinue use and consult a GP if adverse reactions occur. Do not exceed stated dose. Keep away from children at all times.|
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- Model 5HTP