Now Foods, 5-HTP, 200 mg, 60 Vcaps
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- High Potency
- Neurotransmitter Support
- With Glycine, Taurine & Inositol
- 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.
Cellulose (capsule), ascorbyl palmitate and silica.
Contains no sugar, salt, wheat, gluten, soy, milk, egg, shellfish or preservatives.
If you are pregnant/lactating or currently taking any antidepressant medications please consult your healthcare practitioner prior to use. May cause drowsiness.
Do not eat freshness packet. Keep in bottle.
Store in a cool, dry place.
|Serving Size: 1 Vcap|
|Amount Per Serving||% Daily Value|
|Niacin (as Niacinamide) (Vitamin B-3)||20 mg||100%|
|Vitamin B-6 (from Pyridoxine HCI)||2 mg||100%|
(Griffonia simplicifolia) (Seed)
|†Daily Value not established.|
My husband has suffered from depression for 25 years and the 5-HTP has been the only thing to make any impact. For the first time in years he is smiling and occaisionally able to do things he hasn't done in years. He takes it at a low dosage and it still accomplishes much good for him. I have been suffering from depression with an escalation in the last year to dangereous levels. 5-HTP has had a significant impact. It keeps the despair at bay so that I can still go to work and maintain some level of function. I will be increasing my dose to also address migraine headaches, and/or use when hit with a migraine and hope that it will prove as effective with that dysfunction as well. I highly recommend reading the research on this product. It has provided me the ability to continue on without longing for death every day. I am capable of acting, and thinking, and feeling, beyond the depression and despair which were becoming unmanageable and completely overwhelming prior to taking the 5-HTP. I now buy at a higher quantity for myself. Highly recommend.
I was taking Effexor XR and went off of it 'cold turkey' causing extreme dizziness, nausea and stuttering. I started 5HTP about 5 days into those withdrawal symptoms (which lasted 10 days!) and IMMEDIATELY felt my drive, joy , and energy return! I'm back in my work-out routine instead of the napping routing the effexor had me in and I feel like my healthy old happy self again!
Not suitable for me.
Posted by 5512992487708332138 on Jun 20, 2016
I think this product is not suitable for me. Heartbeat becomes fast and I feel quite unwell.. And it affect my sleep alot. Been having broken sleep after taking this.. And can't sleep after waking up in the middle of the night. I will stop for a moment before introducing it back to my body.
works good for sleeping
Posted by 4957727734797218687 on May 03, 2016
I bought this product to improve my mood since I have felt depressive for longer period of time. I was using one pill every evening. Initially I felt stomach discomfort, sick like behavior after first pill however these symptoms died out after a few more pills. However, I could not say this product improve my mood, it rather helped me to fall asleep and have perhaps better quality of my sleep. Since you may feel dizzy after taken it, I am not sure whether I would take it during the day time. Also, I would recommend to read label information and more about the 5HTP since it has other undesirable side effects which I believe are not worthed
Posted by 4822839202766433769 on Feb 21, 2016
Couldn't use it due to leaky gut but works.
No complaints but...
Posted by gvazl33t on Jan 01, 2015
Using these to help overall health with an existing regimen. Has inositol and other stuff in it, which seems not needed to me. I do like the potentcy of 5-htp and it helps, I just wish it was straight up 5-htp. Side effects noticed: nausea and diarrhea an hour or two after onset, that goes away either with time or tums/Imodium.