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Vitacost ROOT2 5-HTP Peak X Free - Slow Release - Vegan -- 100 mg - 45 Tablets


Vitacost ROOT2 5-HTP Peak X Free - Slow Release - Vegan
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Vitacost ROOT2 5-HTP Peak X Free - Slow Release - Vegan -- 100 mg - 45 Tablets

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Vitacost ROOT2 5-HTP Peak X Free - Slow Release - Vegan Description

NEW! Clean and natural amino acid supplement, featuring 5-hydroxytryptophan and calcium.

 

  • An amino acid supplement to support your well-being
  • Slow release formula
  • With calcium for enhanced benefits
  • Free of “peak X”
  • Vegan tablets are easy on the earth – and your body!
  • 45-day supply

 

Feeling good is what matters most – if only it was easier done than said. Between running a team of talented coworkers, running in your first marathon and running after your kids, your brain can barely keep up. But you don’t have to let all that running around run you ragged.

 

The amino acid known as 5-hydroxytryptophan (5-HTP) can elevate levels of serotonin in the body.* ROOT2 5-HTP is a sustained release formula, featuring calcium for added benefits, and no questionable ingredients. With one easy-on-the-body vegetarian tablet taken daily, you can enjoy an increased sense of well-being.*

 

Potency • Purity • Pride
All Vitacost® supplements are formulated to deliver the level of support you expect and deserve. Whether you’re shopping Vitacost® vitamins, minerals, herbs or other key nutrients, their potency is guaranteed – what’s on the label is what’s in the bottle. Plus, all Vitacost® supplements adhere to the FDA’s Current Good Manufacturing Practices (CGMPs), ensuring that they are manufactured to high standards of POTENCY, PURITY, efficacy and safety. We take PRIDE in what we do, which is why we promise if you don’t love your product, we’ll take it back – even if the bottle is empty.

 

About ROOT2 by Vitacost
Rooted in Science, Rooted in Nature.

 

ROOT2 delivers nutritional supplements featuring ingredients that connect you closer to the Earth and health benefits backed by scientific research. These whole-food based products strive to exceed lifestyle and dietary demands. All you have to do is choose from the wide selection of organic, vegan and vegetarian options, and ROOT2 will deliver the assurance and affordability you need.


Directions

As a dietary supplement for adults 18 years of age and over, take 1 tablet daily with food or as directed by a healthcare professional.

 

Keep dry and at room temperature (59°-86°F [15°-30°C]).
Free Of
Milk, eggs, peanuts, tree nuts, crustacean shellfish, fish, soy, gluten, titanium dioxide.

*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.


Supplement Facts
Serving Size: 1 Tablet
Servings per Container: 45
Amount Per Serving% Daily Value
Calcium (as dicalcium phosphate)32 mg2%
5-HTP (5-hydroxytryptophan)100 mg*
*Daily value not established.
Other Ingredients: Hydroxyproply methylcellulose, microcrystalline cellulose, vegetable stearic acid, silicon dioxide, vegetable magnesium stearate and vegetable glycerin.
Warnings

Pregnant or lactating women, those with diabetes, hypoglycemics, individuals under the age of 18 and people with known medical conditions and/or taking drugs (including prescription medications such as antidepressant SSRIs, MAO inhibitors or sedatives) should consult with a licensed physician and/or pharmacist prior to taking this product. May cause drowsiness. Do not use when driving or operating heavy equipment. Keep out of reach of children.

The product packaging you receive may contain additional details or may differ from what is shown on our website. We recommend that you reference the complete information included with your product before consumption and do not rely solely on the details shown on this page. For more information, please see our full disclaimer.
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Bulk, Bind and Flow: A Primer on Fillers in Supplements

Look at any supplement bottle, and you will see the catch all phrase “other ingredients.” While this vague phrasing may trigger your suspicions, most fillers are actually harmless and necessary. But as consumer demand for transparency grows, it’s clear you have the right to know exactly what’s in your supplements.


Checking for Excipients, Binders and Filler on Supplements Facts Label | Vitacost.com/blog

The fancy name for fillers is excipients. According to American Pharmaceutical Review, an excipient has no medicinal value. “Its standard purpose is to streamline the manufacture of the drug product and ultimately facilitate physiological absorption of the drug. Excipients might aid in lubricity, flowability, disintegration, taste and may confer some form of antimicrobial function.” Here’s what you need to know.

Fillers

Fillers are used to bulk up supplements. Fillers add substance when there’s not enough of the active ingredient to make a tab or fill a cap. Supplement manufacturers use fillers because without them the actual active ingredients would be barely visible. Common fillers include starch, calcium, salts and sugars like lactose. But fillers can include more controversial ingredients like silicon dioxide and corn maltodextrin.

Binders

Binders hold the ingredients in a tablet or capsule together. Without binders, supplements could crumble and break apart. One popular binder is gum Arabic, or acacia gum. This sticky, natural gum is made from the sap of an acacia tree and is also used as a stabilizer.

Flow agents

Supplements contain flow agents to help make the manufacturing process more efficient. They ensure capsules move through the process smoothly and prevent things from sticking to machinery. Magnesium stearate, a potential allergen for some, is commonly used as a flow agent because of its lubrication prowess. Flow agents help keep the cost of making supplements lower because they prevent manufacturing equipment from getting gunked up. They can also make pills easier to swallow and move more quickly down our digestive tract.

Acidulants

Acidulants are mainly used in liquid supplements – particularly those containing water, an ideal environment for microbial growth. They are typically organic acids that regulate acidity or lower pH and serve as preservatives, preventing harmful bacteria from growing. Some examples of acidulants include vinegar’s acetic acid, citric acid, naturally occurring in citrus fruit, and tartaric acid found in foods like grapes and tamarind.

Disintegrants

The opposite of binders could be considered disintegrants. While you want your supplement to have binders before you ingest it, once you have consumed a supplement you want it to release its active ingredients and become fully absorbed by your body. Traditional disintegrants used in tablets are starch, hydrophilic cellulose derivatives, or pectins. Typically, a disintegrant works by rapidly dissolving when it comes into contact with water or other liquids.

Coatings & Glazes

Tablets tend to be coated in order to protect the ingredients from exposure to moisture or heat. Some glazes, like gelatin, make capsules easier to swallow. There’s also enteric coatings, formulated to help protect supplement ingredients from being released in the stomach or destroyed by stomach acid. Types of enteric coatings include wax and gelatin or plant fibers such as starch, plasticizers, or fatty acids. Enteric coatings keep the tablet or capsule intact until it reaches the less acidic small intestine. That’s where the action is: Most nutrient absorption takes place in the small intestine. Another practical perk of enteric coatings is they reduce the unpleasant aftertaste and burps caused by some supplements such as fish oil.

Colorings

Beware of supplement manufactures that use artificial food colors in your supplements. Colors are added to enhance the appearance of a product, but food dyes have no place in a quality supplement. If you see an artificial color additive that starts with FD & C in the list of “other ingredients,” it’s worth switching to a supplement brand that favors safer, less toxic, natural-based coloring agents.

Preservatives

Along with artificial colors, artificial preservatives, such as parabens, benzoates, sorbates, and sulfites have no place in a quality natural supplement. But some kind of preservative is necessary for longer shelf-life and protect against unwanted bacteria. Some examples of natural preservatives are antioxidant vitamins like A, C and E, as well as their derivatives, such as citric acid. Specific sulphur amino acids like cysteine and methionine also function as natural preservatives.

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