Natural Factors, Stress-Relax, 5-HTP, 100 mg, 60 Enteric Coated Caplets
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Supplementing with 5-HTP provides natural support for emotional well-being, and caplets are enteric coated to minimize gastric discomfort and optimize absorption. Natural Factors amino acids are the highest quality pharmaceutical grade products available.
Recommended by Dr. Michael Murray, one of the world's leading experts on natural medicine.
Manufactured by Natural Factors to ensure safety and potency in accordance with Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP) of the FDA and Health Canada.
1 caplet 2-3 times daily with meal or as directed by a health professional. To minimize the risk of gastrointestinal side effects, slowly increase dose over a period of 2 weeks.
Dicalcium phosphate, purified water, microcrystalline cellulose, aqueous coating solution (purified water, ethylcellulose, medium chain triglycerides [coconut], oleic acid, carbohydrate gum [cellulose], glycerin, sodium alginate, stearic acid, magnesium stearate (vegetable grade).
Contains no artificial colors, preservatives, or sweeteners; no dairy, starch, sugar, wheat, gluten, yeast, soy, corn, egg, fish, shellfish, animal products, salt, or GMOs.
Suitable for vegetarians/vegans.
Keep out of the reach of children.
Sealed for your protection. Do not use if seal is broken. For freshness, store in a cool, dry place.
|Serving Size: 1 Caplet|
|Amount Per Serving||%Daily Value|
|5-HTP (Griffonia simplicifolia) Seed
|Calcium (dicalcium phosphate)||130 mg||15%|
|**Daily Value not established.|
iHerb Customer Reviews
I was using l-tryptophan (3 grams a day) and it did not help my depression/anxiety. When I switched to this 5-htp it was amazing. I started at 100mg, 3X a day along with 1000 mg L-tyrosine ( 3X day) for one week. Then I went to 5 -htp 100 mg, 4X a day with 1000mg tyrosine, 3X day and withing 3 days at this dosage I felt like myself again and do not feel depressed at ALL! Love that it is enteric coated so no stomach irritation. Take on an empty stomach. Don't forget to add a coenzymated b complex supplement at breakfast and vitamin C. And add extra folate in the form of methylfolate (Solgar brand) as it helps make serotonin, norepinephrine and dopamie.
This is one of the types of 5-HTP recommended by Michael Murray, N.D. in his book, 5-HTP. It does not upset the stomach because it breaks down in the intestinal tract. I have noticed almost immediately a difference in the way I felt, and have overcome my depression fits completely without the aid of antidepressants. I sleep soundly and have been able to control my appetite to the point that I am losing weight! Great product!
This is an excellent product for mood stabilization, sleep, suppressing appetite. This is the precursor to serotonin...
Posted by 5182115778057443203 on Mar 06, 2015
After 7 years taking antidepressants, which made me feel like a zombie, constantly tired most of the time, to many side effects from the meds, i came cross a video on youtube, john gray 5htp watch?v=wltfQ4qOA8Q, this is an excellent product for mood stabilization, sleep, suppressing appetite. This is the precursor to serotonin...
Posted by Reviewer2776030 on Feb 25, 2015
I've tried a few brands and this one is the best. I usually take 50 mg but even cut in half, therefore making its enteric coating redundant, this tablet doesn't hurt my stomach. It really is an excellent way to keep your serotonin levels healthy. But don't take too many as cortisol rises with serotonin, so if you push the boundaries you'll end up sleepy and stressed (ie heart pounding, body under stress) at the same time! That's what happens to me if I take more than I need.
Posted by Reviewer1297018 on Oct 26, 2013
I was using the "now" brand of 5-htp with great success but always hated the nausea ide get with it afterwards, after switching to this brand that problem is fixed.
Well worth it
Posted by Reviewer1990542 on Oct 04, 2012
My husband and I having been taking 100mg 5-HTP for a few months now and not only has it helped us come off antidepressants without tumbling into despair it has been a wonderful alternative to being on them at all. The enteric coated tabs prevent any tummy troubles and we've both found taking 100mg at bedtime gives us a good night sleep with no 'hangover' in the morning. When we took them during the day we did feel very sleepy - if anxiety or hyper-arousal was an issue this might be useful but we find it hard to get going at the best of times! When "Life" gets a bit tough - we up the dose with the 50mg tabs which seems to flatten out the bumps quite well - some bumps are unflattenable but at least we've got the goods to face it head on and not be crushed by the thought of tackling the big stuff. We both found on anti-depressants that we were in a 'chemical straight-jacket' and far too many 'whatevers' were being mumbled and way too many things went through to the keeper that should of been addressed - we're now in the process of 'mopping up' from a lot of that non-decision making.... I will NEVER go back on anti-depressants again now that I have found a reliable and real alternative. If you're at the point of knowing you need help but aren't really wanting to start on the antidepressant merry-go-round DEFINTELY give 5-HTP a fair go, I wish I'd known about it before I filled the Cymbalta script!!!
Perfect Prozac replacement
Posted by Reviewer1682534 on Jul 30, 2012
I tried the regular 5-htp but my stomach kept hurting. Once I switched to enteric, the problem was solved. This is a great product replacement with no side effects with long term use like the prescription ones. Natural Factors is the only brand that makes the enteric.