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|Combo Discount:||- $4.00|
- Neurotransmitter Support
- Natural Source
- Supports Positive Mood
- GMP Quality Assured
- A Dietary Supplement
- Vegetarian Formula
5-HTP, the intermediate metabolite between the amino acid L-tryptophan and serotonin, is extracted from the bean of an African plant (Griffonia simplicifolia).
As a dietary supplement, take 1 Vcap daily, preferably on an empty stomach at bedtime. Consider taking this product in combination with NOW Valerian Root, Relora and Pantothenic Acid.
Rice flour and cellulose (capsule).
Contains no sugar, salt, yeast, wheat, gluten, corn, soy, milk, egg, shellfish or preservatives.
Store in a cool, dry place.
If you are currently taking antidepressant medications please consult a physician prior to use. May cause drowsiness.
|Serving Size: 1 Vcap|
|Amount Per Serving||% Daily Value|
|5-HTP (5-hydroxytryptophan) (Griffonia simplicifolia) (Seed)||100 mg||*|
|* Daily Value not established.|
After taking 100mg of 5-HTP for several weeks, I'm pleasantly surprised by the results. My sleep is much improved; Within about an hour of taking a 100mg capsule of 5-HTP I'm relaxed, sleepy and ready for bed but, thankfully, it's not the same feeling that a person gets after taking a prescription sleep aid. In my waking time, I find that I have little craving for junky, carbohydrate-laden foods. I'm thankful especially that I no longer have a late-night hunger for sugary junk food. My mood hasn't much changed, but depression — of the type caused by brain chemistry — can be a result of a defecit of the neurotransmitters Dopamine, Norepinephrine, and Serotonin. Since 5-HTP works by stimulating the human body's own production of Serotonin, I think that a person must have depressed levels of Serotonin in order for this product to make much difference in their overall quality of life, since depression can involve other neurotransmitters. To those who already take prescription anti-depressants: Please be careful! Consult with your medical professional, since 5-HTP — together with SSRIs — can create dangerous levels of Serotonin in the brain and cause Serotonin Syndrome.
This was great, I felt happy and in a great mood from only a couple of days being on it. I love it! I only give it 3 stars because after being on 5-HTP for about four weeks I started feeling this strong tingling all over my body, feelings like you get when you hit your funny bone, too. I was taking 100mg per day, then I decided to give it up and the tingling (slowly) went away. I found out that I was getting a Serotonin overload so be careful, do not take the 100mg to start specially if you are weaning off medication for depression (I was on Prozac) 5-HTP can be toxic at high doses! I will try taking the 50mg once a day. Hopefully that will help. I will write my review there too.
A beautiful vegan product that works quickly
Posted by 5069493488113249759 on Dec 02, 2016
I have never been diagnosed with depression, but I have suffered from some acute episodes of depressed feelings, so my naturopath recommended that I take this. Along with myriad other lifestyle improvements (creating a community, being active and busy, meditating), 5-HTP boosts my feelings of happiness, self-worth, and satisfaction. I have, on two or three occasions, forgotten to take the pill before bed and I noticed myself, truly, feeling a bit sad the next day. It may be a coincidence, but 5-HTP really helps me. Thank you, NOW!
Stopped taking it after 5 sleepless nights
Posted by 4861664884882559428 on Oct 29, 2016
I have carefully read (most of) the reviews before I bought 5-HTP of Now Foods and I must say I've had the absolute opposite effect of the other people :( Taken 20 minutes before bedtime, first 3 night on it's own, and the last two together with melatonin, I was waking up at 03:00 in the morning every night, feeling restless in my limbs and unable to go back to sleep until 05:00 or so. Much worse results then with just melatonin. I was thinking of trying to take it in the morning instead; if similar symptoms, I will throw it away - I do not feel happier at all taking it :(
Great product for PTSD
Posted by Reviewer2692763 on Oct 15, 2016
This is a great product and a lifesaver used in conjunction with gaba and melatonin. Extreme PTSD in my son was bought under control using Gaba in the morning and 5htp at bedtime with melatonin. Gaba calms and gets the brain communicating properly 5htp calms and keeps moods on the up. Great stuff.
Posted by 5467996623589660653 on Aug 02, 2016