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5 htp powder dosage

5-HTP Powder (Griffonia Simplicifolia)

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From £24.40

Availability: In stock

From £24.40

Key Benefits of 5-HTP Powder (Griffonia Simplicifolia):

  • High strength 15:1 extract ratio with minimum 98% 5-HTP content .
  • Extracted from the seeds of the Griffonia simplicifolia plant, which is harvested from Ghana.
  • Griffonia Simplicifolia is suitable for vegetarians & vegans.
  • Stacks well with vitamin B6, L-tyrosine or Mucuna pruriens.
  • Shipped within 1 working day subject to stock.
5-HTP is an amino acid that is converted in the brain to serotonin and supplementation of 5HTP has been successfully used to restore normal levels of serotonin in clinical trials.

As serotonin is converted to melatonin (the sleep hormone) normal levels of serotonin/melatonin are linked with good quality and ability to fall asleep.

Typical doses of 5htp are in the range of 300-500mg however starting with a lower dose is recommended as these can be just as effective with reduced risk of side effects such as nausea.

Long term supplementation of 5htp of periods more than 2 months is not advisable as it may result in depletion of other catecholamines such as dopamine and/or norepinephrine. This can be balanced through supplementation of other amino acids namely L-tyrosine or Mucuna pruriens (a source of L-dopa). The dosages of which are highly specific to the individual.

To understand the extreme variability in the dosing levels of 5-HTP and the other amino acid precursors, it is important to understand why these transporters react so differently from one individual to the next. Neurotransmitters facilitate the flow of electric signals across the synapse between the pre- and post-synaptic neurons. When a change in the overall flow of electricity across the synapse is needed, a signal is sent throughout the body that encodes the identical transporters to regulate and control neurotransmitter flow in the specific manner required to optimize this flow. When permanent damage from neurotoxins, trauma, biologicals, and/or genetic predisposition occurs to postsynaptic neurons, the electrical flow that regulates function is compromised. This may mean higher doses are required for the same effects in those with damaged synapses.

The neurotransmitter serotonin is synthesized from the amino acid tryptophan through 5-HTP. In which tryptophan gets converted into 5-HTP via the enzyme tryptophan hydroxylase and 5-HTP gets converted into serotonin via the enzyme L-amino acid decarboxylase. Serotonin is later degraded into 5-hydroxyindoleacetic acid (5-HIAA) by monoamine oxidase.

Do not take with SSRI’s or MAOI’s as this may lead to serotonin syndrome. It is also advised to avoid this supplement if suffering from parkisons disease as this may reduce the effects of L-DOPA.

The product is an off white powder with a slightly sweet taste and no odour.

Griffonia Simplicifolia Usage, Dosage and Side Effects:
How Due to the unpleasant taste of 5-HTP Powder it is advisable to encapsulate in empty capsules. However, it can be mixed with drinks such as water or fruit juice.
When It is advised to take 5-HTP before going to bed. If preferred, the dosage can be split throughout the day.
Dosage Doses for Griffonia Simplicifolia range from 50mg/day up to 600mg/day, depending on the person. It is advised that you begin with taking 50mg/day and building up your dose by 50mg/day increments every few days until you get the desired effect and then stick to that dose. Please note we are not medical professionals. If you are unsure how to use this product, please speak to a medical practitioner.
Side Effects Some common side effects of 5-HTP Powder include heartburn, stomach pain, nausea, vomiting, diarrhoea and drowsiness.

Advisory Information
The products sold by Blackburn Distributions are not intended to diagnose, treat, restore, correct or modify any functions in human beings. They are solely intended to help maintain & support a healthy lifestyle. The claims presented have not been evaluated by the FDA or the MHRA. We recommend that you seek advice from a fully qualified health care professional before consuming any of these products especially if you are taking other medications or pregnant. Discontinue use and consult a doctor if any adverse reactions occur. Not intended for use by persons under the age of 18. Keep out of reach of children. Store in a cool, dry place.

5-HTP Powder (Griffonia Simplicifolia) Powder Ingredients

Minimum 98% 5-HTP Powder (Griffonia Simplicifolia)

Suitable For

Non-vegetarians, vegans, vegetarians

Customer Reviews 1 item(s)

Anna posted on 20 May, 2020
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have used this now for a few weeks to help me fall asleep and its worked wonders highly recommend delivery always fast and your kept informed will buy more from Blackburn and recommend to friends

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