Key Benefits

  • Sfera 5-HTP Complex helps to promote healthy mood balance and may be used as a sleep aid.


Warnings & Precautions

Do not take Sfera 5-HTP Complex:

  • if you are hypersensitive (allergic) to any of the ingredients of Sfera 5-HTP Complex.
  • if you have scleroderma (a chronic hardening and contraction of the skin and connective tissue, either locally or throughout the body).

Warnings and precautions:

Take special care with Sfera 5-HTP Complex  

  • avoid taking with alcohol or products that cause drowsiness.
  • if you show signs of weakness, oral ulcers, abdominal pain accompanied by severe muscle pain or if you experience skin changes.
  • if sleeplessness persists continuously for more than 4 weeks (chronic insomnia).


Other medicines and Sfera 5-HTP Complex :

Always tell your health care provider if you are taking any other medicine. (This includes all complementary or traditional medicines.)

Consult a health care provider prior to use if you are taking carbidopa, or medicines/supplements with serotonergic activity.  These may include, but are not limited to, L-tryptophan, S-adenosylmethionine (SAMe), St. John’s wort, antidepressants, pain killers, over the counter cough and cold medicine containing dextromethorphan, anti-nausea medication and anti-migraine medication.

Avoid taking with alcohol or products that cause drowsiness.

Children and adolescents: Children and adolescents under the age of 18 years should not take Sfera 5-HTP Complex.

Pregnancy and breastfeeding: If you are pregnant or breastfeeding, think you may be pregnant or are planning to have a baby, please consult your doctor, pharmacist or other health care provider for advice before taking this medicine.


[1] SAHPRA Complementary Medicines – Health Supplements Safety and Efficacy

[2] Sfera 5-HTP Complex Patient information leaflet

[3] Canadian Monograph: 5-HTP