NOW Foods 5-HTP 100mg Chewable, 90 Tablets
- To be used with a program of reduced intake of dietary calories and increased physical activity to help in weight management by reducing carbohydrate cravings
- Vegetarian / Vegan
- Natural Citrus Flavour
- Sweetened with Xylitol and Sorbitol
5-HTP, the intermediate metabolite between the amino acid L-tryptophan and serotonin, is extracted from the seed of an African plant (Griffonia simplicifolia). 5-HTP readily crosses the blood-brain barrier and increases central nervous system (CNS) synthesis of serotonin. Serotonin can affect sleep, appetite, temperature, sexual behaviour, and pain sensation. Through its effects on mood and cravings for food via seratonin, 5-HTP can help manage weight. This low-glycemic chewable form is safe for those controlling blood sugar.
Adult Dosage: Take 3 chewable tablets, 3 times daily, 30 minutes prior to a meal. To minimize the risk of gastrointestinal side effects, start dosing at 1 tablet, 2 - 3 times per day and slowly increase to effective dose over a 2 week period.
Each chewable tablet contains:
L-5-HTP (L-5-Hydroxytryptophan)(Griffonia simplicifolia Seed) 100 mg
Xylitol, Sorbitol, Cellulose, Natural Flavours (orange, lemon, lime), Stearic Acid (vegetable source), Silica, Citric Acid, Annatto Extract (colour).