Non-GMO | Gluten Free | 60 Enteric Coated Caplets | NPN 80008039
Helps with fibromyalgia, healthy mood balance, migraines, weight management and sleep
- Promote healthy mood balance
- Improve sleep
- Reduce carbohydrate cravings
- Reduce severity of migraines
- Relieve symptoms of fibromyalgia
HappySense, with 5-HTP, naturally enhances serotonin, which in turn improves mood, reduces cravings and increases energy. Healthy levels of serotonin help to deal with stressors leaving a feeling of relaxation and calm.
Low serotonin levels are usually associated with sleeping disorders, however, they can also cause many other symptoms including:
Fatigue, emotional outburst and irritability, increased sensitivity to pain, moods, cravings for carbohydrate or sugar and disruption of the normal sleep cycle.
5-HTP, the significant ingredient in HappySense, has been clinically shown to be of benefit for chronic and migraine headaches, binge eating associated with obesity, and insomnia. 5-HTP has also been extensively researched for the treatment of mood, and other sleep disorders. 5-HTP allows for natural sleep without the drugged feeling of prescription medication in the morning.
Recommended adult dose: Healthy mood balance: 1 caplet 3 times daily with food or as directed by a health care practitioner.
Use for a minimum of 1 week to see beneficial effects. For use beyond 1 year, consult a health care practitioner. To minimize the risk of gastrointestinal side effects, start dosing at 100 mg 2 times daily and slowly increase to 3 times daily over a period of 2 weeks.
Relief of symptoms of fibromyalgia: 1 caplet 3–4 times daily with food or as directed by a health care practitioner. Use for a minimum of 2 weeks to see beneficial effects. For use beyond 1 year, consult a health care practitioner. To minimize the risk of gastrointestinal side effects, start dosing at 100 mg 2–3 times daily and slowly increase to an effective dose over a period of 2 weeks.
Migraine prophylaxis: 1 caplet 2–3 times daily with food or as directed by a health care practitioner. Use for a minimum of 2–3 weeks to see beneficial effects. For use beyond 1 year, consult a health care practitioner. To minimize the risk of gastrointestinal side effects, start dosing at 100 mg 2 times daily and slowly increase to 3 times daily over a period of 2 weeks.
Weight management: 3 caplets 3 times daily or as directed by a health care practitioner. Take 30 minutes prior to a meal. Consult a health care practitioner for use beyond 12 weeks. To minimize the risk of gastrointestinal side effects, start dosing at 100 mg 2–3 times daily and slowly increase to an effective dose over a period of 2 weeks.
Sleep aid: 1–2 caplets with food 30–45 minutes before bedtime, or as directed by a health care practitioner. For use beyond 1 year, consult a health care practitioner.
Each Caplet Contains:
|L-5-HTP (L-5-hydroxytryptophan) (Griffonia simplicifolia) (seed)||50 mg / 100 mg|
Dibasic calcium phosphate dihydrate, purified water, microcrystalline cellulose, enteric coating (purified water, ethylcellulose, medium chain triglycerides, oleic acid, cellulose, glycerin, sodium alginate, stearic acid), vegetable grade magnesium stearate (lubricant).
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- Cangiano, C., Ceci, F., Cairella, M., Cascino, A., Del Ben, M., Laviano, A., Muscaritoli, M., and Rossi-Fanelli, F. Effects of 5-hydroxytryptophan on eating behavior and adherence to dietary prescriptions in obese adult subjects. Adv Exp Med Biol 1991;294:591-593
- Caruso I. Double-blind study of 5-hydroxytryptophan versus placebo in the treatment of primary fibromyalgia syndrome. J Int Med Res. 1990 May-Jun;18(3):201-9.
- Benedittis G anf Massei R. 5-HT Precursors in Migraine Prophylaxis: A Double-Blind Cross-Over Study With L-5-Hydroxytryptophan Versus Placebo. Clinical Journal of Pain. 1986; 2(2).
Frequently Asked Questions:
What does “enteric coating” do for me?
Enteric coating ensures the 5-HTP is absorbed in the small intestine. Non-enteric-coated 5-HTP can cause nausea when taken in optimal doses.
What is the enteric coating in HappySense sourced from?
With regards to our HappySense (5-HTP) there are two parts to the enteric coating: the primary part contains purified water, Ethylcellulose (wood pulp), coconut and/or palm oil and bovine oleic acid. The secondary part contains sodium algeinate (seaweed) and palm oil.
I took HappySense on an empty stomach but I felt sick. Why would that be?
The reason for HappySense having an enteric coating is so that the pill will not dissolve immediately in the stomach, helping to combat nausea. However, some people do experience nausea when starting 5HTP. In this case, you may want to start at a lower dosage (ie/50mg strength vs 100mg) or take it with food, which should not affect the effectiveness of the supplement. If 5HTP is being used for weight loss, however, it is recommended to take it 30 minutes prior to a meal.
Can anyone take HappySense?
HappySense is a very safe, side-effect free mood elevator designed to help one cope with stress, reduce anxiety and promote better sleep. However, if you are taking MAO inhibitors, SSRIs (Prozac, Luvox, Paxil, Effexor, Zoloft) and/or tricyclic antidepressants (Elavil, Tofranil, Pamelor) or St. John’s Wort – you should not take 5-HTP HappySense without first discussing it with a Health Care Practitioner.
I have tried to take HappySense, but I have noticed that I have “expelled” the capsule later on the same day and it is still completely intact. Am I doing something wrong?
Sometimes vitamins and foods won’t break down because of poor digestion (possibly due to a lack of digestive enzymes or stomach acid). Here are some recommendations we can offer: begin taking apple cider vinegar before meals to improve stomach acid (1 tsp in approx 4 oz water); consider taking a digestive enzyme with meals throughout the day or taking HappySense away from any stomach acid blocking medications (ie/losec, pariet, panteloc, tums, etc).
I have recently stopped taking Prozac, and would like to start taking HappySense to combat my anxiety. What is the best way to do this?
Fluoxetine, also known as Prozac, has a relatively long half-life, meaning that it takes awhile (2-3 weeks) before all of the drug is out of the body. Do not let your dosage of 5HTP be too high if you have only recently discontinued your medication. Our suggestion is to start off with 100mg 3 times/day about 15-20 minutes before your meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner). If you do not notice a difference after 2 weeks, then increase your dosage to 200mg 3 times/day before meals – up to 600mg/day is considered safe.
I have been diagnosed with Fibromyalgia and have read that taking 5-HTP can be helpful. Is this true?
5-HTP (HappySense) is converted into serotonin in the body. Serotonin is one of the major neurotransmitters in the body and plays a role in sleep, pain, hunger, depression and anxiety. It has been found that individuals with fibromyalgia have low levels of serotonin – so it suggested that 5-HTP can be useful in the treatment of fibromyalgia because it will increase serotonin, thereby improving symptoms such as pain, morning stiffness, anxiety, depression and fatigue. For relief of symptoms of Fibromyalgia we recommend: 1 caplet 3–4 times daily with food or as directed by a health care practitioner. Use for a minimum of 2 weeks to see beneficial effects
Can I take HappySense as well as FibroSense if I have been diagnosed with Fibromyalgia?
Yes, these two products can be taken together. HappySense will help increase the body’s levels of serotonin, plus and the malic acid and magnesium that is in FibroSense will help increase energy levels and decrease muscle pain and inflammation.
How does 5-HTP compare to L-Tryptophan?
L-Tryptophan converts into 5-HTP, which then converts into serotonin and then into melatonin. 5-HTP is one step closer to serotonin making it perhaps more effective than L-Tryptophan (as it bypasses the conversion step).
Does HappySense (5HTP) have the ability to build up in the body and over time a person could start taking less?
5HTP (the ingredient in HappySense) is a compound product produced in the body from the amino acid ‘Typtophan’. It is a precursor to the neurotransmitter ‘Serotonin’ and the hormone ‘Melatonin’. It is believed that taking 5HTP supplements will increase the body’s own ability to produce it, so that yes, one may be able to decrease the dosage over time.
Can you please confirm that your HappySense does not contain Peak-X?
The 5-HTP is screened for Peak-X to ensure that there is no presence of this compound in our product. Rest assured, our HappySense does not contain Peak-X.
Is HappySense gluten free?
Yes, we do have confirmation on file that there is no gluten added and no gluten present in HappySense. However, our manufacturing facility is NOT a gluten free facility, and as we do process products that contain gluten we are unable to confirm 100% that there is no possibility of cross contamination.