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Now Foods, 5-HTP, Double Strength, 200 mg, 120 Veggie Caps

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  • Product Code: NOW-00111
  • UPC Code: 733739001115
  • Package Quantity: 120 Veggie Caps
  • Dimensions: 4.4 x 2.5 x 2.5 in, 0.3 lbs (0.14 kg)
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Product Overview

Description
  • Neurotransmitter Support
  • With Glycine, Taurine & Inositol
  • Supports Positive Mood
  • GMP Quality Assured
  • A Dietary Supplement
  • Vegetarian/Vegan

NOW Double Strength 5-HTP has twice the 5-HTP (200 mg per capsule) as in our regular strength product (100 mg per capsule). 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 capsule daily, preferably on an empty stomach at bedtime. Consider taking these other NOW products: Valerian Root, Relora and Pantothenic Acid.

Other Ingredients

Cellulose (capsule) and silica.

Warnings

Store in a cool, dry place after opening. Please recycle.

Caution: For adults only. Consult physician if pregnant/nursing, taking antidepressants or other medication, or have a medical condition. May cause drowsiness. Keep out of reach of children.

Do not eat freshness packet. Keep in bottle.

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Supplement Facts
Serving Size: 1 Veg Capsule
  Amount Per Serving % Daily Value
Vitamin C (from Ascorbyl Palmitate) 8 mg 13%
Niacin (as Niacinamide) (Vitamin B-3) 20 mg 100%
Vitamin B-6 (from Pyridoxine HCl) 2 mg 100%
5-HTP (5-hydroxytryptophan) (Griffonia simplicifolia) (Seed) 200 mg
Glycine 100 mg
Taurine 100 mg
Inositol 100 mg
† Daily Value not established.

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Helps Ease Anxiety and OCD Thoughts and Rituals
I have taken this brand of 5-HTP for years and it has greatly improved my quality of life. It cured my insomnia and I am now able to sleep through the night. It has helped immensely in lessening my depression. It also helps ease anxiety as well as OCD (Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder) thoughts and rituals. In some ways, it works immediately - The first time that I took the 5-HTP, in about 30 minutes, I felt euphoric - happy, relaxed, and sleepy. I slept through the night, and still do. It was a relief to know that it worked that fast. It takes maybe three to four weeks to notice more permanent changes in mood, like an all-day improvement in depression, instead of the immediate effect that it has after you take it because it is leveling out the seratonin/melatonin levels in the brain. It has been compared to traditional anti-depressants, with relatively no side effects. For a week or two you may have intense and vivid dreams. I also had increased headaches for the first week or two, but after that it significantly reduced my migraines. The recommended time to take 5-HTP is about half an hour to an hour before bedtime. I used to take only 100 mg a day, but have started taking the 200 mg capsules. I don't really notice a huge difference between the two, except that maybe my body tolerates the lower dose better. Sometimes the 200 mg capsule feels like too much and I get tense if I don't get to sleep right away. I fully recommend this product because it really has done wonders for me.
Aug 22, 2012
 

Really Helps

Posted by 5346981783451639353 on May 16, 2015

This one is pretty strong, maybe best to start off on 50mg and work your way up to this 200mg one because your body can build up a tolerance. I feel a sense of calm and "everything is going to be alright" which really helps with my anxiety. Be careful if you have a lot of things to do though because I find it makes me a bit indifferent to tasks. Remember if you have depression and anxiety, any kind of pill will be just a quick fix to help you feel emotionally OK in the short term, but if there are non-chemical reasons like trauma or bad relationships causing your illness you will need to deal with that in order to properly heal and feel deeply happy.

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3 people found the following review helpful

Helps Ease Anxiety and OCD Thoughts and Rituals

Posted by rabbit on Aug 22, 2012

I have taken this brand of 5-HTP for years and it has greatly improved my quality of life. It cured my insomnia and I am now able to sleep through the night. It has helped immensely in lessening my depression. It also helps ease anxiety as well as OCD (Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder) thoughts and rituals. In some ways, it works immediately - The first time that I took the 5-HTP, in about 30 minutes, I felt euphoric - happy, relaxed, and sleepy. I slept through the night, and still do. It was a relief to know that it worked that fast. It takes maybe three to four weeks to notice more permanent changes in mood, like an all-day improvement in depression, instead of the immediate effect that it has after you take it because it is leveling out the seratonin/melatonin levels in the brain. It has been compared to traditional anti-depressants, with relatively no side effects. For a week or two you may have intense and vivid dreams. I also had increased headaches for the first week or two, but after that it significantly reduced my migraines. The recommended time to take 5-HTP is about half an hour to an hour before bedtime. I used to take only 100 mg a day, but have started taking the 200 mg capsules. I don't really notice a huge difference between the two, except that maybe my body tolerates the lower dose better. Sometimes the 200 mg capsule feels like too much and I get tense if I don't get to sleep right away. I fully recommend this product because it really has done wonders for me.

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2 people found the following review helpful

It has a bad effect on me

Posted by danarm on Apr 27, 2012

Lots of B vitamin, increases my appetite.

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2 people found the following review helpful

Calms Self and Elevates Mood

Posted by 5249418438302827030 on Apr 12, 2015

I am 43 and was struggling with anxiety and depression, particularly in the heart of winter, and my Doctor tried to get me to go on an anti-depressant. Before doing so, I wanted to try alternative therapies and this was one. I take one a day on an empty stomach, late morning or early afternoon. And the effect is notable. I feel a sense of calm, peace, positive outlook and don't feel overwhelmed like I used to. This combined with daily heart-pumping exercise, healthy diet with hefty doses of probiotics and better stress management has kept me off the pharmaceuticals. THE ONE SIDE EFFECT is I cannot take it past 4pm-ish. If I do, it causes me to wake up on and off through the night and have a very disrupted sleep.

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1 person found the following review helpful

Hard to say

Posted by Reviewer2344201 on Nov 16, 2012

I think this is helping with my depression but its effects are subtle.

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