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5-HTP

Aids in Sleep & Weight Management; Balances Mood & Relieves Migraine, Fibromyalgia


Code NPN Size
VA-015 80022678 84v


Helps to promote healthy mood balance, relieve symptoms of fibromyalgia, and reduce the severity and duration of migraine headaches when taken as a prophylactic. To be used with a program of reduced intake of dietary calories and increased physical activity (if possible) to help in weight management by reducing carbohydrate cravings. Used as a sleep aid.

Ingredients (per capsule):
L-5-HTP (L-5-Hydroxytryptophan) (from Griffonia simplicifolia) (seed).....100 mg

Non-Medicinal Ingredients:
Microcrystalline cellulose, L-leucine, pullulan/hypromellose (capsule), silicon dioxide.

Suggested Use:

  • For healthy mood balance - take 1 capsule, 3 times a day. Take with food. Use for a minimum of 1 week to see beneficial effects. Consult a health care practitioner for use beyond one year.
  • For relief of fibromyalgia symptoms - take 1 capsule, 3-4 times a day. Take with food. Use for a minimum of 2 weeks to see beneficial effects. Consult a health care practitioner for use beyond one year.
  • For migraine prophylaxis - take 1-2 capsules, 2-3 times a day. Take with food. Use for a minimum of 2-3 weeks to see beneficial effects. Consult a health care practitioner for use beyond 6 months if taking >400 mg per day.
  • For weight management - take 3 capsules, 3 times a day. Take 30 minutes prior to a meal. Consult a health care practitioner for use beyond 12 weeks.
  • As a sleep aid - take 1-2 capsules, 30-45 minutes before bedtime.

To minimize the risk of GI side effects, start dosing at 100 mg, 2-3 times per day and slowly increase to effective dose over 2 week period.

Caution:

Sleep aid: consult a health care practitioner if sleeplessness persists continuously for more than 3 weeks.
Consult a health care practitioner if symptoms persist or worsen.
Consult a health care practitioner prior to 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, 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 and consult a health care practitioner if you show signs of weakness, oral ulcers, or abdominal pain accompanied by severe muscle pain or if you experience skin changes.


† Vita Aid Professional Therapeutics products are exlusively available for licensed healthcare practitioners to ensure the proper use of high-quality nutrition supplements.

* Some formulas may be slightly different outside Canada and the US.

* These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.




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