What is the difference between TravaCor and Nuvoxil?
TravaCor and Nuvoxil have the same ingredients except for their forms of serotonin support. TravaCor contains 5-HTP whereas Nuvoxil contains L-tryptophan. 5-HTP typically causes higher serotonin levels with a quicker time to reach peak levels than tryptophan products.
♦ Is it safe to take TravaCor while pregnant and/or nursing?
Use of amino acids in women who are pregnant or nursing is under the discretion of the consumer and healthcare practitioner. There is no published information regarding the safety or untoward effect of these products or ingredients during pregnancy or while nursing. While the ingredients in the products, as well as the products themselves, have been used successfully during pregnancy and while nursing, this is not proof of their safety.
♦ What is the typical dosage recommendation for TravaCor?
TravaCor is typically dosed between 1-3 capsules before the evening meal and/or 1-3 capsules 30 minutes before bedtime.
♦ What can be done if I experience an upset stomach while taking TravaCor?
Reducing the dose and/or taking the products with a small amount of non-protein containing food can reduce stomach upset. If another product is desired, TravaCor can be replaced with the milder Nuvoxil product or 5-HTP Spray.
♦ Travacor Benefits
TravaCor softly reinforces the inhibitory neurotransmitter system through NeuroScience‘s proprietary Amino-Select-3 blend, aiding in the production of serotonin while creating a calming effect and limiting over-stimulation.
Specifically, NeuroScience has developed TravaCor to address the need for a natural supplement that can treat hyperactive tendencies, anxiety, and sleep disorders. Our customers are living better. Are you?
♦ How 5-HTP Works ?
5-HTP is a supplement that has been successful in treating depression, migraine headaches, obesity, emotional eating, fibromyalgia, insomnia and anxiety. It also helps with ADD and ADHD. 5-HTP raises serotonin levels. Serotonin is a neurotransmitter that helps regulate sleep, moods and appetite. As a mood enhancer it makes you feel good. It also helps reduce both alcohol and cigarette consumption.
Active ingredient in NeuroScience TravaCor
5-HTP is the serotonin precursor that is formed when tryptophan is converted into serotonin in your body. It works because it supports your body’s balanced production of two important sleep regulating hormones, serotonin and melatonin. But you need adequate serotonin levels to maintain this balance. Eventually, the serotonin in your body is converted into melatonin, the hormone that helps regulate healthy 24-hour sleep cycles known as circadian rhythms.
In clinical research, 5HTP increased the amount and availability of serotonin produced by the body. It is able to cross the blood brain–barrier to increase both serotonin levels and serotonin production in your brain so you can regain a healthy balance when you are sleeping, feeling emotions, or eating. Note that anti-depressants are often used to increase the levels of serotonin by blocking the recycling of serotonin produced in the body. This results in an artificial increase of serotonin levels and side effects.
Aging and various forms of physical or emotional stress can decrease your melatonin levels and disrupt your sleep cycle. Fortunately, that balance can be regained. When 5HTP increases serotonin production, melatonin production is also increased. This increase can help you regain a healthy circadian rhythm (better sleep) and increase your energy.
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