Qi-Mood™ NUTRITIONALLY SUPPLIES THE IMMEDIATE METABOLIC PRECURSOR TO SEROTONIN
Dietary supplementation may enhance levels of:
-May reduce discomfort in patients with chronic pain
-May regulate feeding patterns and have positive bariatric (weight management) effects
5-Hydroxytryptophan (5-HTP) is the immediate precursor in the biosynthesis of the
neurotransmitter 5-hydroxytryptamine ( 5 HT or serotonin). 5-HT is synthesized from the amino acid L-tryptophan. 5-HTP has replaced the use of L-tryptophan in the United States. In 1989 patients taking L-tryptophan developed a negative and debilitating reaction called eosinophilia-myalgia syndrome. Upon further study it was determined that the culprit was not the L-tryptophan. It was actually a bacterial contaminant in the formula. L-tryptophan products associated with the syndrome were found to come from genetically modified bacterial recombinant production methods. Even though L- tryptophan was proven to be safe
it never recovered from this incident. 5-HTP was created to fill the gap created by the removal of L-tryptophan in the marketplace.
Small amounts of 5-HTP, as well as serotonin, are found in: bananas, tomatoes, plums, avocados, eggplant, walnuts and pineapples. A common commercial source of 5-HTP is Griffonia simplicifolia
, a relative to carob. 5-HTP’s possible pain reduction benefit comes from its conversion to serotonin and to the observed effect of raising beta-endorphin and platelet met-enkephalin levels. Serum leptin levels increased following 5-HTP injection in mice. This may explain 5-HTP’s beneficial effect on weight management. Additionally, 5-HTP has been shown to reduce carbohydrate intake. Qi-Mood™
Patients on MAOIs (approved 2 weeks after discontinuation)
Should not be used concurrently with medications such as: SSRIs, tricyclic
Should not be used concurrently with serotonin 5-HT1 receptor agonists
Including Naratriptan, Sumatriptan, and Zolmitriptan.
Patients with ischemic heart disease (Hx of myocardial infarction, angina
Patients with Hx of coronary artery spasm
Side effects: Due to excessive serotonin production side effects could include: Nausea, diarrhea, loss of appetite, vomiting, difficult breathing, dilation of pupils, exaggerated reflexes, loss of muscle coordination, blurring of vision and cardiac dysrhythmias. Note:
Carbidopa may increase 5-HTP transport across the blood brain barrier due to decreased
peripheral 5-HTP metabolism.
Methyldopa inhibits conversion of 5-HTP to serotonin.
Serving Size 1 veggie capsule
Servings Per Container 120
As a dietary supplement, take 1-2 capsules twice daily
between meals or as directed by your healthcare professional.
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