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Jarrow Formulas® 5-HTP
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Jarrow Formulas® 5-HTP60 Vegetarian Capsules
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Jarrow Formulas 5-HTP (5-Hydroxytryptophan) is an extract of Griffonia simplicifolia seeds from coastal West Africa. Purity is assured by HPLC. 5-HTP is the direct metabolic precursor of serotonin and is important for the production of melatonin.
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- Supplement Facts
Take 1 capsule per day on an empty stomach, or as directed by your qualified health care consultant.
Serving Size 1 Capsule Servings Per Container 60 Amount Per Serving % DV 5-HTP (5-hydroxytryptophan) 100.00 mg ** ** Daily Value (DV) not established
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This supplement has been used in connection with the following health conditions:
Used for Amount WhyDepression Consult a qualified healthcare practitioner [2 stars]Depression has been linked to serotonin imbalances in the brain. Supplementing with 5-HTP may increase serotonin synthesis and reduce symptoms.Fibromyalgia 100 mg three times per day [2 stars]Supplementing with 5-HTP may ease symptoms.Insomnia Adults: 200 mg two hours before bedtime and 400 mg at bedtime; children: 3 mg per 2.2 lbs (1 kg) body weight [2 stars]5-HTP is converted into serotonin and might, therefore, be helpful for insomnia. In one study, supplementing with 5-HTP appeared to improve sleep quality.Migraine Headache 200 to 600 mg daily for adults, 20 mg for every 10 pounds of body weight for children [2 stars]Several studies have found 5-HTP to be effective at reducing the frequency, severity, and duration of migraine headaches.Obesity Take under medical supervision: 600 to 900 mg daily for no more than 12 weeks [2 stars]5-HTP has been shown to reduce appetite and to promote weight loss.Sleep Disturbances Refer to label instructions [2 stars]5-HTP is used by the human body to make serotonin, an important substance for normal nerve and brain function. Serotonin appears to play significant roles in sleep.Tension Headache Adults: 300 mg daily; children: 100 mg daily [2 stars]Taking the supplement 5-hydroxytryptophan may lessen headache frequency and limit the need for pain-relieving medications.Bipolar Disorder Refer to label instructions [1 star]Supplementing with 5-HTP has had antidepressant effects in people with bipolar disorder; the effect was greater when combined with an antidepressant drug (doctor's supervision recommended)Eating Disorders Refer to label instructions [1 star]5-HTP has been shown to reduce appetite in weight-control and diabetes trials. However, what effect 5-HTP has on people with eating disorders is unknownSeasonal Affective Disorder 900 mg a day of a standardized extract [1 star]The supplement 5-Hydroxytryptophan increases serotonin production and has shown antidepressant activity. It may be useful in the treatment of SAD.
5-hydroxytryptophan is used by the human body to make serotonin, an important substance for normal nerve and brain function. Serotonin appears to play significant roles in sleep, emotional moods, pain control, inflammation, intestinal peristalsis, and other body functions.1
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