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Doctor's Best, 5-HTP, Enhanced with Vitamins B6 & C, 120 Veggie Caps

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  • Product Code: DRB-00120
  • UPC Code: 753950001206
  • Package Quantity: 120 Veggie Caps
  • Dimensions: 4.4 x 2.4 x 2.4 in, 0.25 lbs (0.11 kg)
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Product Overview

  • Science-Based Nutrition
  • Dietary Supplement
  • Helps Maintain Mental and Emotional Well-Being
  • Suitable for vegetarians

5-HTP (5-hydroxy L-tryptophan) is a naturally occurring metabolite of the amino acid tryptophan. 5-HTP is converted in the brain to serotonin, a neurotransmitter substance found at the junctions (synapses) between neurons. 5-HTP helps maintain mental and emotional well-being and promotes healthy sleep. Doctor's Best 5-HTP is extracted from the seeds of the Griffonia simplicifolia plant.

Suggested Use

One capsule, one to three times daily, with or without food.

Other Ingredients

Modified cellulose (vegetarian capsule), rice powder, magnesium stearate (vegetable source), silicon dioxide.

Contains nothing other than listed ingredients.


Not to be used when taking MAO inhibitors, selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs), or other anti-depressant medications. It should also not used by individuals taking any of the category of medications known as "triptans".

Keep out of reach of children.

Best 5-HTP is tested to ensure that it does not contain "Peak X"

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Supplement Facts
Serving Size: 1 capsule
Serving per container: 120 servings
  Amount Per Serving %Daily Value
Vitamin C 200 mg 333%
Vitamin B6 (as pyridoxine hydrochloride) 15 mg 750%
5-hydroxy L-tryptophan 100 mg
† Daily Value not established.

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It works!

Posted by Reviewer2926005 on Aug 03, 2008

Yes, at first I was skeptical but I heard this product mentioned on Dr. Daniel Amen's "Change Your Brain, Change Your Life" video and let me tell you, this is great. It doesn't give you that "high" or "tunnel vision" that Paxil CR and others give you. Get this enhanced with the B6 vitamin because it helps the process go faster with your body breaking it down into seretonin and entering your brain and so forth. Ever since I started taking it 3 weeks ago, I have not been depressed and before that, I'd get depressed at least once a day, sometimes with it lasting all day. This doesn't allow me to venture to those familiar depths anymore but still allows me to think rationally and not be so impulsive or giddy like the other meds made me. I'll be using 5-HTP enhanced with B6 for a long time. Oh, and no side effects.

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11 people found the following review helpful

Finally off antidepressants

Posted by Reviewer2219106 on Jul 17, 2008

I've been on various antidepressants for 24 years now. I'm always trying to to off, but without much success. A little over a month ago I read about 5-HTP in an article on the internet. I did some research and decided to try it. I also read that it was best to take it with Vit. C and B-6, so that is why I tried this brand. I only went 2 days without Effexor and then started taking 5-HTP twice a day. It's hard to believe I've gone a month without AD's and still feel good. I seem to feel a little better every week. Thank you I-Herb!

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10 people found the following review helpful

A great soothing vitamin combo

Posted by Reviewer1971676 on Feb 19, 2009

Doctor's Best, 5-HTP Enhanced with Vitamins B6 & C, 120 Veggie Caps (DRB-00120) is a wonderful product for helping to avoid depression, anxiety, and and insomnia. A great feature about this is that it doesn't leave me groggy the next day. I still have to eat right, exercise, and tell myself the Truth about life and embrace it. But it gives me the edge I need. Good stuff!

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8 people found the following review helpful

A must supplement for me!

Posted by Reviewer2843793 on Jun 16, 2008

I have found this 5HTP product to be the most effective on the market. I think because it has the necessary co factors with it, it does a better job. I use daily and thus I sleep better, and feel better all the time! Barbara

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7 people found the following review helpful

It helped me

Posted by Reviewer1764948 on Jan 02, 2007

This product helped me to naturally combat chronic depression. I have been taking it for several months and can really feel the difference now if I miss a day or two. My energy level is improved, as well as my overall outlook! Thanks!

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