iHerb Customer Reviews
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Fantasic "side effect" in lower appetite
Posted by 4674077201620800439 on May 08, 2016
Apart from actually sleeping better and becoming more relaxed yet focused I noticed having very little appetite once I started taking these. Not in an unhealthy not wanting to eat way or anything - my body simple switched from wanting carbs or guilty pleasure foods (like it used to for 30 years) to calmly opting for veggies. One small notice - the first three days of use were very sleepy, but yet again in a natural relaxed way (not when you skip a good night sleep and feel groggy).
Posted by ivykao on May 25, 2016
Not cutting it
Posted by Reviewer2357234 on Apr 04, 2012
UPDATE TO EARLIER REVIEW: I've had to go back on antidepressant after being on 5HTP. I thought it was working but in reality it was about 30% as good as my antidepressant. I started having suicidal thoughts, crying spells, waking in the night, unable to deal socially with people, apathy etc. etc. My morning anxiety was also through the roof. I had to be honest and admit these were not the wonder pills I wanted them to be. Please do not feel bad if you are a person like me who has to be on antidepressants. I've tried every natural alternative known to man. -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- I tried this after reading the great reviews. I had just had shocking withdrawals from Effexor after being on it for eight years - another story... Anyhow at first this didn't work well for me and I despaired thinking I would have to go back on an AD. I did not see quick results like most people. It has taken a good month and an increase in dose to see the same effect as Effexor which is pretty remarkable. I take 2 tablets per day, one a.m. one evening and I find this dose works for me. One a day was just barely getting me by and giving me good and bad days. You may need to experiment a bit and/or wait longer than just a few days to see results. Definitely happy that it's working now though as I have never wanted to be on ADs long term and this is a great natural alternative!
Great for PMS
Posted by Reviewer1108612 on Mar 19, 2008
I take this with Now brand GABA, one each at night a few hours before I go to bed. I get really bad PMS and this past month, it wasn't so bad. I sleep better and I wasn't as anxious, mean, or weepy. I think next month the week before my period I will double up on both pills and then go back to the normal dosage after my period. Like I said it works because I wasn't as bad as I normally am. I'd like to not experiance any PMS symptoms so that's why I'll double up on week 3. We'll see if it works! Also, I sleep a lot better. One thing I should add is that I've been laying off the caffiene. Maybe it's just that or maybe it's the pills. Whatever it is, I'll continue to avoid the caffiene and I'll continue to take GABA with 5-HTP.
Posted by Reviewer2842231 on Oct 25, 2007
I use this supplement for many reasons including mood, calmness, weight loss, ect. This is also agreat valueand one of my favorite supplements.
Use for migraines
Posted by Reviewer1937326 on Feb 23, 2008
I have suffered from consistent monthly migraines and read about this product on a migraine page. I take it daily and I haven't been able to completely get rid of my headaches, but I have been able to cut them back and they do seem less intense. I also read that some people get an upset stomach when taking it, but I have not had that experience.
Works as stated
Posted by Bandia on Nov 24, 2006
I started taking 5-htp to help my insomnia, depression, & anxiety attacks after the death of my parents. I worked better than the anti-depressents & did not leave me with the drugged out hangover that the perscrition drugs did.
Posted by Reviewer2574712 on Dec 27, 2007
I have used other more expensive brands but this is just as good for half the price!
Great mood help!
Posted by Reviewer3295917 on Sep 18, 2012
5-HTP gives the gut a serotonin boost. I notice a difference with this product.
Works well for me.
Posted by 5106021589823467361 on Jan 05, 2015
My brain does not seem to make enough serotonin and I wanted to be off antidepressants. I took a risk trying 5htp but this formula seems to provide just what I need. With absolutely no side effects. Having said that I switched from taking it in the morning to taking it at bed time as it made me sleepy. I will be continuing with the product.