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5-Hydroxytryptophan is the precursor to the brain chemical serotonin which is an important neurotransmitter in the brain involved in mood and sleep regulation, amongst other functions.
One capsule daily or as professionally directed.
Up to 600mg per day may be taken although loose stools may occur from higher doses.
For children the dosage of 5-HTP should be reduced from the adult dosage to 20mg for every 10kg of body weight.
Each capsule typically provides: 5-Hydroxytryptophan
Encapsulated with:Cetyl alcohol, Kosher capsule shell (HPMC hydroxypropyl methyl cellulose), Lecithin, Rice flour, Silicon dioxide, Tricalcium phosphate.
Do not take if pregnant, likely to become pregnant or breastfeeding.
Do not take if taking appetite suppressants containing fenfluramine.
Some drowsiness may occur if taken during the day.
Do not take before long distance driving or if operating heavy or dangerous machinery.
In very few cases gastrointestinal discomfort may be experienced.
Best not taken in conjunction with a high protein meal.
If taking medication for depression, consult the medical practitioner who prescribed the medication before taking this product.
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