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5-HTP Mood Care 50mg

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Product Name
5-HTP Mood Care 50mg 60 Capsules/Pack
Active Ingredient
Nutritional supplement
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Clinicians
Product Type
Nutritional supplement
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5-HTP Mood Care general information

What is 5-HTP Mood Care used for?

5-HTP Mood Care capsules 50mg are a nutritional supplement used in the treatment of various conditions where serotonin is thought to play an important role and serotonin deficiency is thought to be a possible cause.  Serotonin is a neurotransmitter (brain chemical that allows nerve cells to communicate), which regulates many body activities, including sleep, appetite, temperature control, pain sensation, sexual behaviour as well as regulating mood.  5-HTP Mood Care capsules 50mg have a wide range of applications and are used to support mood balance and sleep quality.  Evidence from controlled clinical trials suggests that extracts of plant derived 5-HTP may be effective in treating symptoms of depression1, 2, 3  and in helping with appetite control in overweight subjects during a weight loss program4.  There is also some evidence that 5-HTP may also be of clinical benefit in relieving symptoms of fibromyalgia, including pain, stiffness and sleeplessness1,5.

How does 5-HTP Mood Care work?

5-Hydroxytryptophan (5-HTP) is a precursor for the synthesis of serotonin (5-HT or 5-Hydroxytryptamine) and is synthesised from the amino acid tryptophan, which is obtained from the diet.  Tryptophan is converted by the body to 5-HTP, which is an intermediate metabolite in the biosynthesis of serotonin and this takes place both in the central nervous system and in peripheral tissues.  Although serotonin is used in other cells in the body, such as platelets, the serotonin available to the brain must be is synthesised within the brain cells or neurones, as serotonin cannot cross the blood brain barrier.  Both tryptophan and 5-HTP easily cross the blood brain barrier and are therefore available for serotonin synthesis, which raises the amount of serotonin in the brain and in turn increases stimulation of nerve pathways that control mood and other activities.  5-HTP in 5-HTP Mood Care capsules 50mg is prepared commercially from the seeds of Griffonia simplicifolia, a tropical shrub native to West Africa, whose seeds are rich in 5-HTP6.  It is well absorbed into the blood from the gastrointestinal system and is not affected by food, therefore, it is readily available to cross into the brain where it can be used to synthesise serotonin1.  5-HTP in 5-HTP Mood Care is thought to have clinical benefit by increasing the levels of serotonin in the brain and is used in the treatment of the numerous symptoms of serotonin deficiency syndrome1,2.

What does 5-HTP Mood Care contain?

5-HTP Mood Care capsules 50mg contains the active ingredient 5-Hydroxytryptophan (5-HTP), derived from the seed of the tropical shrub Griffonia simplicifolia.  It also contains calcium lactate, magnesium stearate, silicon dioxide, tapioca powder.

5-HTP Mood Care for mood balance and depression

5-HTP Mood Care capsules 50mg are a nutritional supplement that contain 5-Hydroxytryptophan (5-HTP), derived from the seed of the tropical shrub Griffonia simplicifolia that is used in the treatment of depression where serotonin plays and important role and serotonin deficiency is considered to a be a major cause.  Serotonin is a neurotransmitter (brain chemical that allows nerve cells to communicate), which regulates many body activities, including sleep, appetite, temperature control, pain sensation, sexual behaviour as well as regulating mood.  5-Hydroxytryptophan (5-HTP) is a precursor for the synthesis of serotonin (5-HT or 5 Hydroxytryptamine) and is synthesised from the amino acid tryptophan, which is obtained from the diet.  Tryptophan is converted by the body to 5-HTP, which is an intermediate metabolite in the biosynthesis of serotonin.  All serotonin available to the brain must be is synthesised within the brain cells or neurones, as serotonin cannot cross the blood brain barrier.  The synthesis of serotonin in the brain is dependent on the availability of tryptophan and 5-HTP, which easily cross the blood brain barrier and are both transported into the brain from the blood by a carrier in the blood1.  Increased synthesis of serotonin raises the amount of serotonin in the brain and in turn increases stimulation of nerve pathways that control mood and other activities.  There is some evidence that in patients diagnosed with depression, less 5-HTP naturally crosses the blood brain barrier than in normal subjects, supporting evidence that serotonin is involved in the pathophysiology of depressive illness3, 7.  There is also some evidence to suggest that 5-HTP is effective in reducing symptoms of depression compared with placebo1.  5-HTP in 5-HTP Mood Care capsules 50mg is thought to have clinical benefit by increasing the levels of serotonin in the brain and can be used to support healthy serotin levels in the brain, which in turn supports mood balance2.

What are the side effects of 5-HTP Mood Care?

The most commonly reported side effects when taking 5-HTP Mood Care capsules 50mg include: nausea, diarrhoea dizziness, and drowsiness.

When should 5-HTP Mood Care not be used?

You should not use 5-HTP Mood Care capsules 50mg if you:

  • are allergic to 5-HTP or any ingredients in 5-HTP Mood Care
  • are pregnant or are breastfeeding
  • have kidney or liver disease
  • are taking medicines that interact with 5-HTP Mood Care, including SSRI and MOI antidepressants, cabidopa for Parkinson’s disease, narcotics, cough medicine containing dextromethorphan, herbal supplements that can cause drowsiness like St John’s Wort

What medications interact with 5-HTP Mood Care?

Several medications interact with 5-HTP Mood Care capsules 50mg and should either not be taken while you are taking 5-HTP Mood Care or only after discussion and instruction from your doctor:

  • Drugs that cause a serious reaction with 5-HTP Mood Care: cabidopa for Parkinson’s disease, SSRI and MOI antidepressants, , narcotics, cough medicine containing dextromethorphan, herbal supplements that can cause drowsiness like St John’s Wort
  • Drugs that affect 5-HTP Mood Care: cabidopa for Parkinson’s disease

How should 5-HTP Mood Care be taken?

You should take your 5-HTP Mood Care capsules 50mg with a glass of water at night.  The dose you take should be as recommended by your healthcare professional and is usually 1-3 capsules daily.  You should continue to use 5-HTP Mood Care for as long as directed by your healthcare professional.

How long should you take 5-HTP Mood Care?

You should continue to use 5-HTP Mood Care capsules 50mg for as long as directed by your healthcare professional.

Missed dose of 5-HTP Mood Care

If you miss a dose of 5-HTP Mood Care capsules 50mg take it as soon as you remember, unless it is time to take the next dose, then skip the missed dose.  Do not take a double dose.

How should 5-HTP Mood Care be stored?

You should store your 5-HTP Mood Care capsules 50mg below 25°C in a cool dry place.

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120 capsules, 180 captules, 60 capsules

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