Now Foods, 5-HTP, Double Strength, 200 mg, 120 Veggie Caps
By Now Foods20 Reviews
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0.35 lbs (0.16 kg)
- 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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- Neurotransmitter Support
- With Glycine, Taurine & Inositol
- Supports Positive Mood
- GMP Quality Assured
- A Dietary Supplement
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).
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.
Cellulose (capsule) and silica.
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.
|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||†|
|† Daily Value not established.|
iHerb Customer Reviews
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.
Lots of B vitamin, increases my appetite.