TravaCor is recommended for those with difficulty falling asleep or staying asleep, highly anxious individuals, those with mood swings, and hyperactive tendencies.
TravaCor may be used for the following symptoms:
- Low levels of serotonin
- Elevated levels of glutamate
- Calming neurotransmitter support
Directions:Take 1-3 capsules one to two times daily. Use under the supervision of a healthcare professional. If pregnant or nursing, consult your healthcare professional before use.
Vitamin C (as ascorbic acid) 40 mg 67% Vitamin B6 (as pyridoxine HCL & pyridoxal 5'- phosphate) 9 mg 450%Folate (as 5-methyltetrahydrofolate (5-MTHF) and folic acid) 200 mcg 50% Vitamin B12 (as methylcobalamin) 30 mcg 500% Magnesium (from magnesium glycinate) 200 mg 50% Zinc (from zinc picolinate) 10 mg 70% Selenium (from L-selenomethionine) 70 mcg 100% Proprietary Blend Taurine, 5-hydroxytryptophan (from Griffonia simplicifolia seed extract), and L-theanine (100% Pure L-isomer) 900 mg †
Other Ingredients: Vegetable capsules (vegetable cellulose and water), Rice flour, Magnesium stearate (vegetable source) and Microcrystalline cellulose.
Does not contain gluten, corn, soy, salt, sucrose, yeast, artificial flavors or artificial colors.
5-Hydroxytryptophan This amino acid serves as a precursor to serotonin production and bypasses the rate-limiting conversion of tryptophan to 5-Hydroxytryptophan for stronger serotonin support.
Taurine This amino acid promotes GABA levels and activity, which helps modulate high glutamate levels. Taurine may also increase GABA levels by promoting GABA synthesis, preventing GABA breakdown, and blocking GABA reuptake.
L-theanine This amino acid is a glutamate antagonist widely studied for its ability to produce a calming effect and help prevent overstimulation. •Cofactors: Vitamins (vitamins C, B6, B12) and minerals (zinc, magnesium, folate, selenium) support serotonin synthesis and help modulate glutamate receptors
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.
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-hydroxytryptophan whereas Nuvoxil contains L-tryptophan. As the direct precursor to serotonin, 5-Hydroxytryptophan typically causes higher serotonin levels with a quicker time to reach peak levels than tryptophan products.
Are there any contraindications with a 5-Hydroxytryptophan containing supplement?
I am getting anxiety/overstimulation when I take 5-Hydroxytryptophan. Why is that?
Some people can have a paradoxical reaction to 5-Hydroxytryptophan. This more commonly occurs in patients who have very low baseline levels of serotonin. Due to the overload of serotonin in certain brain regions, certain individuals may experience a stimulatory effect from high doses of 5-Hydroxytryptophan. In these situations, it is typically recommended to either lower the amount of 5-Hydroxytryptophan and move to before the evening meal or switch to a tryptophan product.
TravaCor Side Effects
5-hydroxytryptophan can initially cause nausea or stomach upset. This is usually short-term and mild.
Products that enhance the inhibitory neurotransmitter system can increase fatigue in tired patients while stimulatory products may increase restlessness in anxious patients.
Choosing interventions based on neurotransmitter testing helps minimize these types of side effects.