5-HTP 100mg Vegetarian 60 Vcaps, NOW Foods
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Griffonia simplicifolia is an African plant which is extracted to produce 5-HTP, the intermediate metabolite between the amino acid L-tryptophan and serotonin.
Is 5-HTP safe to take? The FDA has warned that it has found batches with impurities similar to the Japanese batches of tryptophan in 1980.
5-HTP and tryptophan are not the same. 5-HTP is related to tryptophan, but is derived from a different source. The 1980 scare concerning the Japanese tryptophan was attributed to a large batch the Japanese produced that was contaminated during the fermentation and/or filtration process. The contaminant caused affected persons to develop symptoms of EMS (eosinophilia-myalgia syndrome). 5-HTP, unlike tryptophan, is now extracted from the seed of the Griffonia simplicifolia plant and is not produced via bacterial fermentation, virtually eliminating further occurrence of EMS. Although there have been a couple of cases of EMS–like symptoms arising after 5-HTP supplementation, no direct correlations have established, and EMS can occur on its own.
Serving Size: 1 Vcap®
Amount Per Serving % Daily Value
5-HTP (5-hydroxytryptophan) (Griffonia simplicifolia) 100 mg
Suggested Use: As a dietary supplement, take 1 5-HTP Vcaps daily, preferably on an empty stomach at bedtime.
Free of: yeast, wheat, gluten, corn, soy, milk, sugar, salt, colors, preservatives.
Other Ingredients: White Rice Powder and Cellulose (capsule).
Warnings: Please discard the inedible freshness packet enclosed. If you are currently taking antidepressant medications please consult a physician prior to use. May cause drowsiness.
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