5-HTP

All Formulas Health Canada (NPN): 80043072 Benefits Helps to promote healthy mood balance. Helps to reduce the severity and duration of migraine headaches when taken as a prophylactic. To be used with a program of reduced intake of dietary calories and increased physical activity (if possible) to help in weight management by reducing carbohydrate cravings. Medicinal ingredient (per capsule): L-5-hydroxy-tryptophan [Griffonia simplicifolia (Vahl ex DC) Baill] seed……….100 mg Non-medicinal ingredients: Microcrystalline cellulose, magnesium stearate (vegetable source), hypromellose (veggie capsule). Recommended dose (adults): Healthy mood balance: One (1) capsule (100 mg), 3 times per day. Take with food. Migraine prophylaxis: One (1) capsule (100 mg), 2 – 3 times per day. Take with food. Weight management: 3 capsules (300 mg), 3 times per day. Take 30 minutes prior to a meal. Directions for use: To minimize the risk of gastrointestinal side effects, start dosing at one capsule (100 mg), and slowly increase to effective dose over a 2-week period. Duration of use: Consult a healthcare practitioner for use beyond one year. People who use this product for weight management should consult a healthcare practitioner for use beyond 12 weeks. Use for a minimum of one week to see beneficial healthy mood balance effects. Use for a minimum of 2 – 3 weeks to see beneficial migraine prophylaxis effects.  CAUTIONS: Not intended for children and pregnant or breastfeeding women. Consult a healthcare practitioner prior to use if you have a health condition. Consult a healthcare practitioner prior to use if you are taking carbidopa or drugs/supplements with serotonergic activity. These may include, but are not limited to, L-tryptophan, S-adenosylmethionine (SAMe), St. John's Wort, antidepressants, [...]