Now Foods, 5-HTP, 100 mg, 120 Vcaps
By Now Foods520 Reviews
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0.3 lbs (0.14 kg)
- Product Code: NOW-00106
- UPC Code: 733739001061
- Package Quantity: 120 Vcaps
- Dimensions: 4.4 x 2.5 x 2.5 in, 0.25 lbs (0.11 kg)
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- Neurotransmitter Support
- Natural Source
- 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.
Rice flour and cellulose (capsule).
Contains no sugar, salt, yeast, wheat, gluten, corn, soy, milk, egg, shellfish or preservatives.
Store in a cool, dry place.
If you are currently taking antidepressant medications please consult a physician prior to use. May cause drowsiness.
|Serving Size: 1 Vcap|
|Amount Per Serving||% Daily Value|
|5-HTP (5-hydroxytryptophan) (Griffonia simplicifolia) (Seed)||100 mg||*|
|* Daily Value not established.|
iHerb Customer Reviews
After taking 100mg of 5-HTP for several weeks, I'm pleasantly surprised by the results. My sleep is much improved; Within about an hour of taking a 100mg capsule of 5-HTP I'm relaxed, sleepy and ready for bed but, thankfully, it's not the same feeling that a person gets after taking a prescription sleep aid. In my waking time, I find that I have little craving for junky, carbohydrate-laden foods. I'm thankful especially that I no longer have a late-night hunger for sugary junk food. My mood hasn't much changed, but depression — of the type caused by brain chemistry — can be a result of a defecit of the neurotransmitters Dopamine, Norepinephrine, and Serotonin. Since 5-HTP works by stimulating the human body's own production of Serotonin, I think that a person must have depressed levels of Serotonin in order for this product to make much difference in their overall quality of life, since depression can involve other neurotransmitters. To those who already take prescription anti-depressants: Please be careful! Consult with your medical professional, since 5-HTP — together with SSRIs — can create dangerous levels of Serotonin in the brain and cause Serotonin Syndrome.
I take three of the 100 mg. capsules a day and it has really helped with depression. I didn't notice the full effects until about 2-3 weeks, so try to hang in there if you don't feel that it's benefitting much. This was a last attempt before trying another anti-depressant. I was previously on Celexa to help with mood swings/depression while taking high doses of prednisone. I believe this works nearly as well and doesn't have the Celexa side-effects of weight gain and mild personality changes.