Q: What is 5-HTP?
A: 5-HTP (5-Hydroxytryptophan) is a drug-free and naturally occurring plant-derived amino acid that participates in the body’s synthesis of serotonin. 5-HTP is the direct precursor to serotonin.†
Q: How does Natrol 5-HTP work?
A: Natrol 5-HTP works in the brain and central nervous system by increasing the production of the chemical serotonin. Serotonin is the chemical messenger that plays a key role in controlling appetite, sleep, and enhancing mood.
Q: What are the benefits of Natrol 5-HTP?
A: Natrol 5-HTP promotes a calm, relaxed mood and helps maintain a positive outlook.†
Q: Who should not take Natrol 5-HTP?
A: Natrol 5-HTP is not intended for pregnant or lactating women or people under the age of 18 years. Consult a healthcare professional if you are taking prescription drugs.
Q: What does “Time Release” mean?
A: Natrol’s Time Release tablets are formulated so that they release slowly over a certain time period.
Q: Why should I use the Time Release delivery method?
A: Time Release tablets enable your body to have a more consistent release of our formulas and may result in taking fewer tablets.†
Q: Can I take Natrol 5-HTP if I’m taking a prescription drug to balance my mood?
A: Please consult your healthcare professional prior to using Natrol 5-HTP if you are taking any prescription drugs including drugs for depression, migraines, Parkinson’s disease or psychiatric disorders. Do not use if you are pregnant, lactating or under the age of 18 years.
Q: Can I take Natrol 5-HTP with other dietary supplements?
A: Natrol 5-HTP is not intended to be used with other dietary supplements.
Q: Can Natrol 5-HTP Time Release tablet be cut in half?
A: No. Cutting the tablet in half will ruin the Time Release action.
Q: What is the maximum I can take?
A: The maximum recommended amount is 200 mg daily.
Q: Are the 5-HTP Time Release tablets vegetarian?
A: Yes, the Time Release tablets are 100% vegetarian.