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Now Foods, 5-HTP, 100 mg, 120 Vcaps

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  • Expiration Date: Jun 2021
  • Shipping Weight: 0.3 lbs (0.14 kg)
  • Product Code: NOW-00106
  • UPC Code: 733739001061
  • Package Quantity: 120 Vcaps
  • Dimensions: 4.4 x 2.5 x 2.5 in, 0.25 lbs (0.11 kg)
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Product Overview


  • 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).

Suggested Use

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.

Other Ingredients

Rice flour and cellulose (capsule).

Contains no sugar, salt, yeast, wheat, gluten, corn, soy, milk, egg, shellfish or preservatives.

Vegetarian/vegan product.


Store in a cool, dry place.

If you are currently taking antidepressant medications please consult a physician prior to use. May cause drowsiness.

Supplement Facts
Serving Size: 1 Vcap
  Amount Per Serving % Daily Value
5-HTP (5-hydroxytryptophan) (Griffonia simplicifolia) (Seed) 100 mg *
* Daily Value not established.
iHerb Customer Reviews

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!

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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 :(

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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.

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Posted by 5546112554957218980 on Jul 21, 2016

Good product. Left me a little drowsiness at the beginning, but in general ok. I recommend it.

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