- 5-HTP is a precursor to serotonin
- Serotonin is associated with mood and sleep
- L-theanine is a glutamate receptor antagonist
- Glutamate is associated with anxiousness and stress
- Taurine is a GABA-A agonist
- GABA is associated with mood and anxiousness
Take 1-3 capsules one to two times daily
Use under the supervision of a healthcare provider. If you are pregnant or nursing, consult your healthcare provider before use.
TravaCor is commonly used to improve mood and sleep quality, reduce cravings, and decrease anxiousness. It is frequently recommended for patients with low levels of serotonin, elevated levels of glutamate, and to support GABA activity. Contains a blend of ingredients shown to improve mood and reduce stress.
*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.
3 capsules contain:
- Vitamin C (as ascorbic acid) 40 mg
- Vitamin B6 (as pyridoxal 5'-phosphate) 9 mg
- Folate (from (6S)-5-methyltetrahydrofolic acid, glucosamine salt**) 200 mcg
- Vitamin B12 (as methylcobalamin) 30 mcg
- Magnesium (as magnesium bisglycinate chelate) 50 mg
- Zinc (as zinc bisglycinate chelate) 10 mg
- Selenium (from L-selenomethionine) 70 mcg
- Proprietary Blend: 950 mgTaurine, L-theanine, 5-hydroxytryptophan (from Griffonia simplicifolia seed extract)
Vegetable capsule (Hypromellose, water), Microcrystalline cellulose, Magnesium stearate (vegetable source).
**This product uses Gnosis S.p.A's (6S)-5-methyltetrahydrofolic acid, glucosamine salt (Quatrefolic®) and is protected by U.S. Patent No. 7,947,662. Quatrefolic is a registered trademark of Gnosis S.p.A., Milan, Italy.
from CA asked:
June 15, 2018
My 16 year old son has been experiencing what we've finally diagnosed as depression. He's large. 6'3 and 200 pounds. He's taking his neurotransmitter test today. We received the TravaCor today as well and we were recommended to start the Travacor even before getting the neurotransmitter results. Then we would modify as necessary. How much and when during the day should he take these?
We are big fans of TravaCor and have taken it on and off for a couple of decades. You will have to experiment with the dosage to see what works best. We have seen dosages ranging from 1 a day to 2 or three two to three times a day. It would help to know something about anxiety and difficulties sleeping to help you decide where to start. If a person sleeps well, you won't need so much at night. Also if there is little to no anxiety, you can use less during the day. Anxiety and depression often go together. Anxiety tends to respond more quickly to treatment so you can use that as an indicator for the first few weeks. Make sure the brain is getting its fish oil and the diet is relatively free of junk food. Exercise is key to helping resolve depression too. Let us know if we can help further. 877-465-0844
on June 18, 2018
from Florida asked:
April 30, 2018
I TAKE ALPRAZOLAM AT NIGHT IT IS OK TO TAKE THE TRAVACOR AND KAVINACE ALL TOGETHER WITHOUT SIDE EFFECTS?
We haven't seen any bad reactions with Travcor or Kavinace with benzos. You will have to be very patient but most people do find excellent results over time (months). It is OK to start with low doses of TravaCor and Kavinace and work up slowly. You might be able to dial back the benzos but it takes months to get off most of those for most people. Hopefully your prescribing doc is up on amino acid and herbal therapy and will be able to help get your doses of psychotropics way down.
on May 10, 2018
from Fortuna, Ca asked:
April 15, 2018
My Dr has me on Travacor and Kaviciene. I was taking the Kaviciene alone while waiting for the Travacor to come in. I started the Travacor on Friday night. I have felt hung over in the morning and have had to take a nap both days. I see that other people take it during the day with no sleepiness. Is this a common side effect? Should I take it earlier? Is there something that I am missing? I am suffering from anxiety, catastrophic thinking, mood swings and depression from stress. Also, how long does it take for me to notice an improvement in the anxiety, catastrophic thinking etc. ?
Feeling hung over isn't a common Travacor effect. You might do better taking Travacor throughout the day to help control your anxiety and related symptoms and then take the Kavinace at nighttime. Start with one Travacor during the day and see how you do. Some people need 30 days to adapt to the serotonin support. These neurotransmitter issues are usually dynamic meaning it is often necessary to change the dose as your symptoms require. In many cases with proper management of symptoms with products like this, your brain can do some healing making lower and less frequent doses possible. This does take time so be patient and don't be afraid to alter the doses to get the best results for that time. Sometimes people need a lot of Travacor for a couple of years (maybe 6 a day, for example). You need for Kavinace can also vary. Sometimes you might not need any and sometimes you might need two or three. Also some do better with Kavinace Ultra PM. We keep some at our house for times when sleep is more elusive.
on April 16, 2018
from San Diego, CA asked:
November 29, 2017
When taking TravaCor along with CalmPRT, what are the best times of day to take each product? For sleep and adrenal support...
I recommend taking the Travacor one hour before bed. You can take the Calm PRT one hour before dinner or two hours after dinner.
on December 4, 2017
from Bainbridge Is, WA asked:
July 30, 2016
I am a 74 years old 100 pounds female. I have had difficulty with falling and staying asleep for several years and have taken various 'natural,' OTC sleep aids with little success. Over past 2 yrs have been taking 1 mg Clonazepam (Klonopin) 2 hrs before bed. It worked well for the first year. Now I'm grasping for any relief. I took myself off the Clonazepam and suddenly had a panic attack while driving, so went back on. Panic attacks gone, sleep still an issue. I wonder if I would be best with Kavinace or Trava Cor as I wean myself off of Clonazepan? I loathe taking any pharmaceutics. Am open to suggestions. Not sleeping is ruining my life.
Sleep issues tend to be far too common. Our most popular supplements for helping with sleep is a combination of Travacor and Kavinace. Typical doses are generally 1-2 Travacor with 1-4 Kavinace. I would start with one of each and experiment with different combinations. Some people do best with a combination of Kavinace and Kavinace PM but we generally recommend starting with basic Kavinace. Most people can wean themselves off the pharmaceuticals fairly quickly. If you are still having problems after a couple of weeks, give us a call and we can help troubleshoot so you can get the sleep you need.
on August 5, 2016
from Ohio asked:
May 17, 2016
I have been taking kavinace for over a year now, literally can not sleep without it. However, I suffer from depression year round, but even more so in the winter. Would travacor be a good fit for me? Is it taken in the morning or at night?
Travacor supports serotonin so it could be very helpful. I would start with two in the evening about one hour before bed.
on May 18, 2016
from Stockton, CA asked:
December 11, 2015
I am 3 months post partum. Am I able to breast feed while taking this? I took DHA and 5HTP during my pregnancy and would like to continue that regiment but would like to add this supplement.
You could continue with the DHA and should but I would talk to your doctor about the Travacor. It does have 5HTP in it which does cross the blood brain barrier.
on December 14, 2015
from Yardley, pa asked:
November 1, 2014
I am currently using the balance D with excellent results, would it be advisable to add the Travacor for general low energy level? is this contraindicated? thank you.
Travacor is really for serotonin support and would help with things like sleep and anxiety. I might recommend instead, Adrecor which is targeting adrenal support, this product would influence your energy more directly.
on November 1, 2014
from Phx, AZ asked:
April 13, 2014
I take one travacor (120 lbs - body weight). Also use progesterone 1/4 tsp topical. I'd like to get off the Ativan -1/2 mg to 1 mg - I take for sleep, if I take Travaocore in the day I think it would make me sleepy. What do u think about taking 2 travacor at H.S.? AND I read that Ca++ interferes with zinc, should I t aek the Ca++ Mg++ suppliment at another time?
You might want to try a little Kavinace at night with the Travacor. This can really help with sleep. You can start with 2 before bed. You can take Travacor in the day. It should not make you sleepy, but I would try the Kavinace first. http://www.ovitaminpro.com/kavinace120.html
Calcium can also interfere with magnesium, although magnesium will help calcium. I usually have people take their Cal-Mag supplement in the morning and take just a magnesium at night on an empty stomach. You might take your zinc away from the calcium as well.
on April 13, 2014