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Clinicians 5-HTP Mood Care 50mg


60 capsules

RRP: NZ$44.90

You save 31% (NZ$14.00)


RRP: NZ$44.90

You save 31% (NZ$14.00)


RRP: NZ$44.90

You save 31% (NZ$14.00)

Clinicians 5-HTP Mood Care contains 5-Hydoroxytryptophan, an extract from the botanical Griffonia simplicifolia.  It may support healthy serotonin balance, mood and sleep.
Serotonin is a neurotransmitter produced naturally by the body from the essential amino acids L-Tryptophan and 5-HTP (5-hydroxytryptophan).  5-HTP is produced commercially by extraction from the seeds of the African plant Griffonia simplicifolia or other plant sources.  In the central nervous system, serotonin is involved in the regulation of sleep, mood, appetite, temperature balance, sexual behaviour and pain sensation.  Other cells outside the brain, such as platelets, make and use serotonin.  The brain can only use that which is produced in the brain, as serotonin cannot pass the brain barrier.
The transport of L-tryptophan across the brain barrier can be inhibited by stress and lack of vitamin B6.  5-HTP is the active intermediate metabolite between L-Tryptophan (sourced as an amino acid in protein) and serotonin.  About 70% of oral dosing penetrates the blood stream and it can be taken with food (unlike L-Tryptophan).  5-HTP readily crosses the blood brain barrier, not requiring a transport molecule as does L-Tryptophan. 
5-HTP can be used as nutrient support to help regulate normal body function when a deficiency of the neurotransmitter serotonin my be evident.  In this way it may be possible to improve outcomes which the health system seeks. Consult first with your medical adviser if you are using medication. 


Recommended Adult Dosage:  

Take 1 to 3 capsules at night or as directed.

Warning: Do not exceed recommended dosage.


SSRI Anti-depressant medication - individuals already taking anti-depressant medications or dietary supplements for depression should not begin taking 5-HTP without consulting a pharmacist or healthcare professional.

Side Effects:  Occasional side effects reported include nausea, vomiting and diarrhoea, especially at high doses.  If these symptoms occur, reduce to a lower dose and gradually increase.  Taking this supplement with meals may also help.

Pregnancy and Breast Feeding:  Little is known about the use of 5-HTP in pregnancy and breast feeding.  This supplement is not recommended for use during pregnancy and breast feeding unless under healthcare supervision.
Keep out of reach of children.
Dietary supplements are not a replacement for a balanced diet.  Always read the label and use as directed.  Do not exceed the stated dosage.  If symptoms persist, see your health professional.
Active Ingredients in 1 gelatin capsule:

5-Hydroxytryptophan   50mg

Also contains: calcium lactate, magnesium stearate, silicon dioxide, tapioca powder. Calcium content (from calcium lactate) 48mg/capsule.
No added: Gluten, dairy, yeast, sugar, artificial colours or preservatives.


Two pharmacists who saw that current modern pharmaceuticals weren’t providing complete care for their patients, decided to develop the Clinicians range. By investigating the results that conventional medicine had on the body, they created a range of research-based formulations to provide important nutrient replacement for the body.

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This stuff has worked amazingly. Saved my teen from having to take psych -meds. Anxiety is much better and no more depression
( and we are talking severe as it gets depression). Love that clinicians has 50 mg capsules- did a lot of research through university(am psychology student ) and found out that (contrary to usual recommendation) small doses spread out are best. My daughter takes 50mg in the morning and 50mg at night - seems enough for her. I now up the doses toward her monthlies ( 100 mg morning , 100 mg after school and 50mg night)

For those who might be interested re depression (and at the end of their tether) - in the beginning I also gave high doses of fish oil (and vit B's).
(I was determined to keep my daughter off meds and spend huge amounts of time researching .....)

It really helps me in my depressive... Review by
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It really helps me in my depressive phases.

This made a marked difference in a ... Review by
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This made a marked difference in a case of teen PMT gone haywire!! From a girl that would get depressed, cry for ages, withdraw from everyone during the 24 hours before the arrival of every period......1 cap of 5HTP per day and we have a lovely, balanced, happy teen!!! We saw results in only 15 days......absolutely worth it!!!

Since I started taking this 5 month... Review by
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Since I started taking this 5 months ago I have noticed a big improvement in my sleep and find that the fatigue and anxiety I was suffering is pretty much gone.

Makes a huge difference to my depre... Review by
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Makes a huge difference to my depression

I've tried many other forms of 5-HT... Review by
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I've tried many other forms of 5-HTP as well as tart cherry syrup to help with sleep and none have given me the results this one has. It is absolutely brilliant, I get a full nights sleep and wake feeling refreshed. I've found that if you take it an hour before bed you won't wake feeling drowsy.

I've been taking Clinicians 5-HTP f... Review by
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I've been taking Clinicians 5-HTP for a month now and it has been helping me a lot, very good product.

Awesome product helped me a lot get... Review by
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Awesome product helped me a lot getting a good sleep and certainly helped changed my mood swings for the better, wish I new about this product longtime ago, great help with chronic fatique.

With winter on the way and me at th... Review by
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With winter on the way and me at the ripe old age where hot flushes are rife this product helps regulate my body temp and helps me sleep better.:)

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