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Now Foods, Mood Support, 90 Veggie Caps

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  • Expiration Date: Jan 2019
  • Shipping Weight: 0.3 lbs (0.14 kg)
  • Product Code: NOW-03351
  • UPC Code: 733739033512
  • Package Quantity: 90 Veggie Caps
  • Dimensions: 2.5 x 2.5 x 4.4 in, 0.25 lbs (0.11 kg)
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Product Overview


  • Nervous System Support
  • With St. John's Wort
  • Vitamins, Minerals and Herbal Extracts for a Balanced Mood
  • Helps to Maintain Positive Attitude
  • Vegetarian Formula
  • A Dietary Supplement
  • GMP Quality Assured

NOW Mood Support is a nutritional supplement that contains both nutrients and herbal extracts that aid in the support of a healthy nervous system and a positive, balanced mood state.

Suggested Use

As a dietary supplement, take 2 capsules 1 to 2 times daily, preferably with food.

Other Ingredients

Cellulose (capsule), cellulose powder, silica, stearic acid (vegetable source) and magnesium stearate (vegetable source).

Not manufactured with yeast, wheat, gluten, soy, milk, egg, fish, shellfish or tree nut ingredients. Produced in a GMP facility that processes other ingredients containing these allergens.


Store in a cool, dry place after opening.

For adults only. Do not exceed 3 capsules daily, unless directed by a health care professional. Larger amounts may contribute to photosensitizing reactions (skin reddening) in the presence of strong sunlight or tanning beds. St John's Wort is known to interact with antidepressants, oral contraceptives, immunosuppressants, anticoagulants, anti-seizure, chemotherapeutic agents, and other prescription and over-the-counter medications. Do not use this product while taking any medication or if you have a medical condition without the advice of your physician. Not for use by pregnant or lactating women. May cause drowsiness. Do not use this product with alcoholic beverages or while operating heavy machinery.

Keep out of reach of children.

Do not eat freshness packet. Keep in bottle.

Supplement Facts
Serving Size: 2 Veg capsules
Servings Per Container: 45
  Amount Per Serving %Daily Value
Thiamine (from Thiamine HCI) (Vitamin B-1) 4 mg 267 %
Niacin (as Niacinmide) (Vitamin B-3) 25 mg 125 %
Vitamin B-6 (from Pyridoxine HCI) 10 mg 500 %
Folate (Folic Acid) 400 mcg 100 %
Vitamin B-12 (as Cyanocobalamin) 200 mcg 3333 %
Pantothenic Acid (from D-Calcium Pantothenate) 50 mg 500 %
Magnesium (from Magnesium Oxide and Amino Acid Chelate) 50 mg 13 %
Zinc (from Zinc L-Methionine) 5 mg 33 %
Manganese (from Manganese Amino Acid Chelate) 2 mg 100 %
St. John's Wort Extract (Hypericum perforatum) (Aerial Part with Flowers) (min. 0.3 % Hypericin) 450 mg
Holy Basil Extract (Tulsi Extract) (Leaves) (Ocimum tenuiflorum) (min. 2 % Ursolic Acid) 100 mg
Valerian (Valeriana officinalis) (Root) (4:1 Concentrate) 50 mg
5-HTP (5-hydroxythyptophan) (Griffonia simplicifolia) (Seed) 20 mg
GABA (Gamma Aminobutyric Acid) (Free-Form) 250 mg
Taurine (Free-Form) 125 mg
L-Theanine (Suntheanine) 50 mg
† Daily Value not established.
iHerb Customer Reviews

Fantastic product

Posted by 5764330565100596055 on Dec 04, 2016

This is my second bottle of these, I've been using them to quit smoking and highly recommend them for this or soothing any anxiety you may experience.

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5-HTP can cause heart valve damage

Posted by 4829871221522183943 on Nov 13, 2016

I'm not happy with this product at all becuase I don't think that it's safe. There's too many people online screaming about how great 5-htp is but please read this article and try to see things from another angle. I sujest everyone including myself to do a research before taking anything inside the body. It has been shown that excessive 5-HTP can cause heart valve damage much in the same scenario as the naturally occurring carcinoid syndrome. Carcinoid syndrome is a disorder that develops when a tumor releases 5-HTP. The tumor is usually located in the last section of the small intestine but may also be located in the rectum, appendix, lungs or pancreas. Quote: In a 2005 issue of "Circulation," Bjorn Gustafsson, M.D., and coauthors reported on research designed to determine if rats given 5-HTP would develop changes like those seen in carcinoid syndrome. Ten rats that received injections of serotonin once a day for three months developed a deficiency of platelets, as well as diarrhea and flushing. In addition, six rats developed heart disease. Four developed damage in one of the valves of the heart, while two developed disease in both valves. Examining the heart valves under a microscope showed areas similar to those seen with carcinoid syndrome. So my point is that you can take it as a therapeutic thing or to help in recovery from recreational drugs. You can also use it to supplement any sort of perceived serotonin or balance deficiencies. Yet I would ward off high dosages daily for a long spanned duration. This could attribute to heart damage, which is well documented with this sort of drug. Another thing that I found was an excellent email from Dr. Steven B. Harris, MD that studies nutritional medicine, and his response about the 5-HTP thing gives a good example of why all things must be taken safely and with control in mind. He makes a serious joke out of the whole thing and wards against the possible negative consequences if it is abused: Quote: From: sbharris@ix.netcom.com(Steven B. Harris) Subject: 5-HTP + B6 = Trouble; Doc Harris Presents Green Banana Award (was: US ban on tryptophan) Date: 29 Dec 1996 Newsgroups: sci.med.nutrition, sci.med, sci.pharmacy, misc.health.alternative, sci.life-extension, alt.support.depression Simon Friedman wrote: Jack Challem wrote: > If you look around, you will find a few companies now selling tryptophan supplements to doctors in the US. The molecular structure is slightly different, basically just the immediate precursor molecule. I checked with my FDA contact, and he said yes, it's true.< >>You can also buy 5-hydroxytryptophan from at least 2 mail-order outlets that I know of. 5-HTP is the next step in metabolism from trypophan on its way to become serotonin. Simon<< ------------------------------------------------------------ Comment: Yes, and in fact 5-HTP needs only one more step to become serotonin-- a decarboxylation. The sequence is: Tryptophan --> 5-HTP --> Serotonin. An exactly analogous sequence is: Tyrosine --> L-DOPA --> Dopamine In both cases the end product neurotransmitter does not get across the blood brain barrier very well, but all of the precursor molecules above are transported by the brain's large neutral amino acid pump, and they get into the brain fine. Thus, if you are a Parkinson's patient who wants to raise dopamine levels, you must take L-DOPA, not dopamine. Similarly, it would do you no good to take serotonin-- you must take tryptophan or 5-hydroxytryptophan (5-HTP). Now for the complications. (Aren't there always complications in life?) The final reaction to the neurotransmitter in both the case of dopamine and serotonin, is decarboxylation, and the same enzyme (the aromatic L-amino acid decarboxylase) is involved in both conversions. This decarboxylase enzyme is present in the liver, and it acts in the case of L-DOPA to convert the compound to dopamine before it can make it into the brain (and if this happens, the L-DOPA is wasted). The decarboxylase enzyme uses B6 as a cofactor for this reaction, and for this reason a Parkinson's disease patient taking L-DOPA cannot take more than the RDA of B6, because doing so would act to neutralize oral L-DOPA too quickly. These days, almost all Parkinson's patients on L-DOPA take the drug in a combination with an artificial decarboxylase inhibitor, called Carbidopa (the combination is called Sinemet). But even with Carbidopa, Parkinson's patients are advised not to exceed a daily dose of B6 of 25 mg, since more will overwhelm the Carbidopa effect, and cause pharmacologic L-DOPA to be destroyed in the liver before it can get into the brain. Now, Carbidopa, because it acts on the same metabolizing enzyme in the liver, performs exactly the same preservative service for 5-HTP as for L-DOPA. For this reason, neurologists have experimented with giving Carbidopa to people who needed to take 5-HTP to raise brain serotonin (this in the days before selective serotonin re-uptake inhibitor antidepressants like Prozac were available). The problem today with 5-HTP-selling companies bypassing doctors and going to laymen, is that a lot of health enthusiasts with problems who are enthusiastically taking 5-HTP are NOT taking Carbidopa, but they ARE taking a lot of B6 in one form or another. Yet without Carbidopa, more than a few milligrams of extra B6 per day would be expected to insure that most dietary 5-HTP gets turned into serotonin before it can get into the brain. Alas, one company I know packages their 5-HTP in 50 mg capsules with 10 mg of B6. They do this ostensibly so that 5-HTP can be converted to serotonin in the brain. Duh. This insures that any 5-HTP will get converted to serotonin in the liver instead, and thus never make it to the brain. Vitamin B6 is the *LAST* thing you want in an 5-HTP product. At the very best, people who take B-vitamins with 5-HTP, or who take 5-HTP products with B6, waste their money. All this would be merely humorous (caveat emptor) were it not for some other facts. At worst, ignorant people fooling with 5-HTP actually risk their health, since serotonin in the peripheral blood is not benign. Serotonin causes not only harmless flushing and diarrhea, but people with serotonin secreting tumors (hindgut carcinoids) also have problems with fibrosis of the endocardium and valves in their right hearts, which can cause heart failure. This fibrosis is caused by the serotonin. This effect can also be seen with dietary intake of only modest amounts of serotonin, and there has actually been described in the medical literature a tribe of South Sea islanders with right heart fibrosis as a result of eating green banana mash (matuki), which poisons them with its serotonin content. No, I'm not making this up. The hydroxylation of tryptophan is a rate-limiting step in the peripheral production of serotonin, and one bypasses it at one's peril. How much does it take? Several hundred milligrams of 5-HTP taken per day, if converted to serotonin, would result in a urinary excretion of the serotonin metabolite 5-hydroxyindoleacetic acid (5-HIAA) of several hundred milligrams also-- an amount well within the urinary excretion range of the average person with a serotonin producing carcinoid. Such a dose of 5-HTP certainly would result in a serotonin blood load comparable to that of green-banana-diet eating people who have serotonin-induced heart valve disease. Normally, people do not excrete breakdown products of more than 10 mg of serotonin metabolites per day. If you take one capsule per day of 50 mg 5-HTP with 10 mg B6, however, you would be expected to go to at least 50 mg per day of 5-HIAA in the urine. Less metabolism in the liver (less B6) would result in less 5-HIAA in the urine. If you are going to take 5-HTP, therefore, you probably need 5-HIAA urine monitoring, to figure out just how big a dose of systemic serotonin you're actually getting (and incidentally, how much 5-HTP you're wasting). See a doctor! For all the reasons outlined above, I am presenting those vitamin companies who sell 5-HTP with B6, or who sell it alone but don't warn their customers about 5-HIAA monitoring or B6 intake, a special award: the Green Banana Award. This honor is for those supplement-sellers who monkey around with people's health before consulting with some really good nutrition and medical specialists to make sure they don't f*&% up and hurt somebody. Hopefully, companies which receive the Green Banana Award will contemplate its message, and will thereby change their behavior in order to avoid some of the less-coveted awards which otherwise await them in the future: the Civil Damage Award, for instance, or even the All-Expense-Paid Guest of the Federal Government Award. Steven B. Harris, M.D. I hope people read this seriously. What he is alluding to is the fact that people will take a naturally occurring portion of the body, market it to people to enhance their lives, and actually end up probably hurting them more without a single shred of knowledge that they have hurt their own body.

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Didn't realize couldn't be taken with antidepressant after purchase

Posted by 4876478093493975568 on Nov 01, 2016

Brought it to help with my depression and anxiety, but didn't realize St johns wart and 5-HTP couldn't be taken with along with SSRI antidepressant. Beware of mood supplements if you are already taking medication for mental, heart and other health issues, it could be very dangerous! Especially if you're taking blood thinners. Still, I will wait 6 months after my current course of medication to try this supplement and see if it works better than my lexapro.

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Posted by 4795163300771208047 on Oct 25, 2016

It is a complex with many additional features that create a very good-balanced result for relaxation and especially before bedtime. It helped me a lot and recommend it to those who need tranquility.

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Seems helpful

Posted by 5698108914219800063 on Sep 23, 2016

This tool the edge of depression and seemed to help me feel better

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