Natural Factors, 5-HTP, 50 mg, 60 Enteric Coated Caplets
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- Dietary Supplement
- Natural Support for Emotional Well-Being
- Purity & Potency Guaranteed
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. 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 meals 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/vegan.
Keep out of 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 (Pharmaceutical Grade)||50 mg||**|
|Calcium (dicalcium phosphate)||130 mg||15%|
|**Daily Value not established.|
iHerb Customer Reviews
This supplement is a true lifesaver for me. After taking lexapro for many years for depression and anxiety the side effects became increasingly worse. I tried unsucessfully to wean myself from the lexapro which resulted in even worse side effects. After doing much research I decided to try 5-htp and have had amazing results. I have been off the lexapro for 3 months and experience no side effects from the 5-htp, feel mentally clearer, and my anxiety and depression symptoms have decreased dramatically. Also, I am vegan and this is the only vegan 5-htp I have found and the enteric coated caplets are more efficiently absorbed. It has also helped with my constant insomnia and sugar cravings. I highly recommend this product but advise anyone to consult their physician before trying to wean yourself off an antidepressant medication. I simply couldn't be happier with this product.
Try it. 50 mg, twice a day, for anxiety. For me, it works much better than SSRI's without the side effects.
An excellent form of 5-HTP
Posted by Reviewer2776030 on Dec 19, 2014
No tummy upset woth this brand, and very effective. I would rather take one before bed and another during the hight IF I wake, rather than dose myself up every night with a stronger tablet. This really takes the edge off too re: mood. I have bought a few brands to try but this is my favourite.
good for sleep
Posted by 5355254441692460143 on Dec 02, 2014
Per Julia Ross's book, The Mood Cure, I'm taking this supplement for mood and sleep issues, and it has been very helpful for both. I actually cut the tablet in half to use the smallest possible dose, which is still quite effective for me: taking 1/2 in the afternoon and 1/2 before bed works well (sometimes with an additional 1/2 at bedtime). The only problem with this method is that you lose the benefit of the enteric coating. I've not had stomach issues, though. Another important point is to take this supplement away from protein for full effectiveness. Recommended!
Posted by 5199231874746806761 on Nov 07, 2013
Price is good. Can´t really tell the effects, but I only take it in synergy with Gaba and melatonin at night, can't really tell the effects.
Works but don't like the caplet
Posted by emanuela on Aug 24, 2013
It works fine, helps me relax, if anything makes me a bit drowsy afternoon to evening (I have been taking 3 a day, one after each main meal). Personally, I have been having trouble swallowing this whole, so have had to dissolve it in water. Therefore little point buying enteric coated caplets, I'd rather buy a capsule! Moreover, this caplet contains magnesium stearate which is not helpful. I wish magnesium stearate and all other useless eccipients were taken out of this and other supplements.
Posted by Anna-Reviews on Apr 13, 2013
I used it only once (for insomnia & depression) - it worked, I slept very well and woke up feeling rested, also I had good mood the next day. I never used it again because I realised I don't wan't to depend on some drug, I want to cure the cause of my depression. Since then I read a lot about it and it appears that there are many things causing depression: food allergies, low thyroid, poor diet, environmental toxins, metal toxicity, candida overgrowth etc. (So far I've found out I have severe gluten allergy and I really feel better when it's not in my diet). So people my message is: do some research and don't cure only the symptoms of your depression, look deeper and find the cause, because there's always one.