Info: 120 Vegetarian Enteric-Coated Tablets
Feeling down? Not sleeping well? Have intense food cravings? The decreased breakdown of tryptophan, an amino acid that comes from protein-rich foods, into 5-HTP which is then converted into serotonin may be the culprit. Serotonin is known as the "happy" neurotransmitter which aids in mood regulation as well as signals to your brain to indicate when you are full.
Low levels of serotonin in the body may lead to increased food cravings, weight gain, anxiety, depression, insomnia, and low energy levels. SMILE 5-HTP is uniquely designed with enteric coated tablets that are quickly and easily broken down in the small intestine for maximum absorption. Increased absorption of 5-HTP may aid to reduce your appetite, enhance your mood, improve the quality of your sleep, as well as increase your energy levels. In addition, taking a multivitamin that contains magnesium, vitamin B6 and vitamin B3 may be beneficial as these components aid in the conversion of 5-HTP into serotonin.
Each Tablet Contains:
100 mg 5-Hydroxytryptophan (5-HTP) (Griffonia simplicifolia) (Seed Extract) (99% Pure 5-Hydroxytryptophan)
Non-medicinal ingredients: Vegetarian enteric coating, magnesium stearate, microcrystalline cellulose and dicalcium phosphate.
Vegan-friendly. Gluten-free. Contains no artificial colours or sweeteners, dairy, soy, shellfish, corn, wheat or yeast.
Adults: Take 1 to 2 tablets before breakfast, dinner and bedtime on an empty stomach, or as directed by a healthcare practitioner.
Keep out of reach of children. Do not use if you have scleroderma. Do not take 5-HTP without discussing it with your healthcare provider if you are taking MAO inhibitors, SSRIs (Prozac, Luvox, Paxil, Effexor, Zoloft) and/or the tricyclic antidepressants (Elavil, Tofranil, Pamelor), or St. John's Wort. Consult a practitioner if symptoms persist or worsen, if you are pregnant or breastfeeding, or if you are on anti-depressant, migraine, or pain medication. If you are using this as a sleep aid, consult a healthcare practitioner if sleeplessness persists continuously for more than 3 weeks. Some people may experience drowsiness. Exercise caution if operating heavy machinery, driving a motor vehicle or involved in activities requiring mental alertness. Some people may experience diarrhea, nausea, vomiting and abdominal pain.
Health Canada Natural Product Number: 80026944.