Essential if you have Fibromyalgia or Depression
25 peope found the following review helpful
Posted by Reviewer3105907 on Jan 16, 2009
I was using l-tryptophan (3 grams a day) and it did not help my depression/anxiety. When I switched to this 5-htp it was amazing. I started at 100mg, 3X a day along with 1000 mg L-tyrosine ( 3X day) for one week. Then I went to 5 -htp 100 mg, 4X a day with 1000mg tyrosine, 3X day and withing 3 days at this dosage I felt like myself again and do not feel depressed at ALL! Love that it is enteric coated so no stomach irritation. Take on an empty stomach. Don't forget to add a coenzymated b complex supplement at breakfast and vitamin C. And add extra folate in the form of methylfolate (Solgar brand) as it helps make serotonin, norepinephrine and dopamie.
9 peope found the following review helpful
Posted by Reviewer2206388 on Feb 23, 2008
This is one of the types of 5-HTP recommended by Michael Murray, N.D. in his book, 5-HTP. It does not upset the stomach because it breaks down in the intestinal tract. I have noticed almost immediately a difference in the way I felt, and have overcome my depression fits completely without the aid of antidepressants. I sleep soundly and have been able to control my appetite to the point that I am losing weight! Great product!
better than antidepressants
7 peope found the following review helpful
Posted by Reviewer2778441 on Oct 02, 2008
this is great for mood stabilization and sleep. I have turned my friends onto it. Key is patience and the correctdosage. I started taking 2 three times a day but am now down to 1 in the morning and 2 at night.
great 5-htp product
6 peope found the following review helpful
Posted by Reviewer2298852 on Oct 23, 2008
I've used this for sleeplessness with good results. I take it at or after dinner and i can fall asleep at the right time. It seems to help with mood and weight control too. This brand seems consistently good quality and the enteric coating works.
5 peope found the following review helpful
Posted by Reviewer2080452 on Feb 07, 2008
This is the precursor to serotonin. It really helps improve the quality of my sleep.