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Clinicians 5-HTP Mood Care is a quality source of natural 5-HTP that supports the production of seratonin.
DIRECTIONS: Adults take 1 to 3 capsules at night or as directed.
PRECAUTIONS: Do not use this product while taking SSRI medication or other antidepressants unless under the supervision of a health professional. Keep out of reach of children. Do not use through pregnancy or breastfeeding without advice from your medical practitioner.
INGREDIENTS: Each gelatin capsule contains: 5-Hydroxytryptophan 50mg. Also contains: calcium lactate, magnesium stearate, silicon dioxide, tapioca powder. Calcium content (from calcium lactate): 48mg/capsule. No added: gluten, dairy, yeast, sugar, artificial colours or preservatives.
Clinicians 5-HTP Mood Care 50mg is a natural approach to elevating levels of the neurotransmitter serotonin for a healthy, stable mood, among other benefits. It does not carry risk of the potentially severe side effects of the more commonly-used serotonin-influencing prescription medications, such as SSRIs.
The supplement is beneficial in adults who are experiencing symptoms of low serotonin levels. This product is not suitable for children without explicit doctor approval.
Feel Better Naturally
Serotonin is created naturally in the body, and plays a role in many vital systems. Insufficient serotonin in the brain can lead to a range of physical and mental issues, including anxiety, fatigue, eating disorders, insomnia, low self-esteem and many others. Women are more likely than men to develop low serotonin levels, but men are not immune.
Clinicians 5-HTP Mood Care 50mg helps to rectify the problem by providing the body with 5-Hydroxytryptophan (HTP), an amino acid which the body uses to produce serotonin. In making the nutrient readily available, the body can increase serotonin levels naturally. The HTP in this product is extracted from the Griffonia simplicifolia plant, native to Africa.
In addition to promoting a positive mood, improved serotonin levels are thought to positively influence:
In modern medicine a more common approach to low serotonin is the use of antidepressants like SSRIs---selective serotonin re-uptake inhibitors. SSRIs prevent the brain from reabsorbing serotonin (re-uptaking) so more of the hormone is available for use as a neurotransmitter. If taking an SSRI or any other antidepressant, check with a doctor before starting supplementation with Clinicians 5-HTP Mood Care 50mg; too much serotonin can cause as many problems as too little.
That is not to say that Clinicians 5-HTP Mood Care 50mg can not be used along with prescription antidepressants; the two treatments can compliment each other quite nicely. Many patients are able to reduce dosage of prescription medications---which carry risk of far more serious side effects---and sometimes even stop relying on prescriptions altogether thanks to the actions of Clinicians 5-HTP Mood Care 50mg.
Directions for Use
The standard dose of Clinicians 5-HTP Mood Care 50mg is 1 to 3 capsules per day (50 to 150 mg of HTP), ideally taken in the evening before bed. Starting at lower doses of 1 capsule per day and gradually increasing to 2 or 3 is advisable to prevent gastrointestinal side effects. It may be taken with or without food as desired.
Like any supplement, Clinicians 5-HTP Mood Care 50mg does not produce tremendous results overnight. Some individuals may notice improvements in mood, sleep, energy and other symptoms within a few days of starting use, but more typically it takes several weeks or a few months for significant benefits to be felt.
The medication may be taken for as long as desired, as long as it is providing benefit and not causing severe side effects.
Precautions & Side Effects
As mentioned previously, patients already taking any kind of antidepressant medications should check with a doctor before starting supplementation with this product.
Side effects are typically mild and usually only occur at very high doses, including nausea, vomiting and diarrhea. If these symptoms do occur, reduce dosage to 1 capsule (50 mg HTP) and gradually increase dosage over a few weeks. In most cases this gives the body time to adjust to treatment and prevents side effects.
The effects of 5-HTP on unborn or nursing babies are unknown; use should be avoided while pregnant or breastfeeding.
Active ingredient: 5-Hydroxytryptophan (HTP)
Inactive ingredients: calcium lactate, magnesium stearate, silicon dioxide, tapioca powder. Calcium content (from calcium lactate) 48mg/capsule.
5-HTP Mood Care 50mg does not contain: Gluten, dairy, yeast, sugar, artificial colors or artificial preservatives.
Medicines have benefits and some have risks. Always read the label and use only as directed. If symptoms persist or you have side effects see your health professional.