5-HTP is a derivative of tryptophan, the compound in turkey responsible for that sleepy, satisfied feeling. Because it is one step closer to serotonin than tryptophan, it is more effective at relieving symptoms associated with low serotonin. Unlike prescription antidepressants, 5-HTP boosts serotonin levels without unpleasant side effects, and does not create dependence. While 5-HTP can sometimes cause mild gastrointestinal side effects, Natural Factors enteric-coated caplets are designed to dissolve in the intestines rather than the stomach, significantly reducing the potential for nausea.
|Each caplet contains:|
|L-5-Hydroxytryptophan (Griffonia simplicifolia) (seed)||100 mg|
Non-Medicinal Ingredients: Dibasic calcium phosphate dihydrate, microcrystalline cellulose, purified water, enteric coating (ethylcellulose, medium chain triglycerides, oleic acid, carbohydrate gum [cellulose], glycerin, sodium alginate, stearic acid), vegetable grade magnesium stearate (lubricant).
Dosage: 3-12 softgels daily at mealtime or as directed by a health practitioner.