Now Foods, 5-HTP, Chewable, Natural Citrus Flavor, 100 mg, 90 Chewables
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- Neurotransmitter Support
- 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 chewable tablet daily, preferably on an empty stomach at bedtime. Consider taking these other NOW products: Valerian Root, Relora and Pantothenic Acid.
Xylitol, sorbitol, cellulose, natural orange flavor, stearic acid (vegetable source), silica, natural lemon flavor, citric acid, annatto extract, natural lime flavor and natural citrus flavor.
Contains no salt, yeast, wheat, gluten, soy, milk, egg or shellfish. Vegetarian/vegan product.
Caution: For adults only. Consult physician if pregnant/nursing, taking antidepressant medications 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.
Store in a cool, dry place.
|Serving Size: 1 Chewable Table|
|Amount Per Serving||% Daily Value|
|5-HTP (5-hydroxytryptophan) (Griffonia simplicifolia) (Seed)||100 mg||*|
|* Daily Value not established.|
These little babies are worth their weight in gold! Been having panic attacks for one year since I quite a long-term love-affair with bourbon to fuel my writing career. I use Tryptophan at night (one 500 mg capsule, sometimes 2 if I am really stressed), sometimes with one 5-HTP chewable, and sleep like a baby. These 5-HTP chewables are like little panic spot control devices -- taken as needed, and you can take more than one if you have to. Used to take 3 mg of melatonin too for sleep, not so much anymore. In the morning is when panic or anxiety-depression can hit me hard -- I believe it may be an adrenal or detox thing -- so I take 5-HTP, which works wonders, and sometimes Theanine and Lactium for the brain more than body. (The detox angle is why I sometimes in the morning on waking take zeolite powder with water soaked overnight into a thin watery clay, to soak up the toxins for neutraliziation elimination.) If the panic attack is severe in the morning, I will take Instacalm (not available yet on IHerb; I recommend they look into it, probably the best cure for panic attacks I have ever found, but a bit pricey) and another 5-HTP or Lactium and Theanine. All in all, 5-HTP is highly effective, a real workhorse, builds up your serotnin, no side effects, a great short term relief -- and these chewables work FAST. In my humble opinion they don't taste sour or bitter, they taste sweet. One of my TOP FIVE recommendations for panic/anxiety. I am never without them!