iHerb Customer Reviews
Savings of: $21.76 (36% off)
Calms Self and Elevates Mood
Posted by 5249418438302827030 on Apr 12, 2015
I am 43 and was struggling with anxiety and depression, particularly in the heart of winter, and my Doctor tried to get me to go on an anti-depressant. Before doing so, I wanted to try alternative therapies and this was one. I take one a day on an empty stomach, late morning or early afternoon. And the effect is notable. I feel a sense of calm, peace, positive outlook and don't feel overwhelmed like I used to. This combined with daily heart-pumping exercise, healthy diet with hefty doses of probiotics and better stress management has kept me off the pharmaceuticals. THE ONE SIDE EFFECT is I cannot take it past 4pm-ish. If I do, it causes me to wake up on and off through the night and have a very disrupted sleep.
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1 person found the following review helpful
Posted by 5453559366435243992 on Jun 17, 2013
Very effective product, I will continue to buy as long as I need it. Thank goodness I have have a good naturopath who knew about it.
Posted by SlowlyCureHyperacusis on Jan 23, 2013
Good product that will last 4 months( take one every day 1 hour after dinner )
Helps Ease Anxiety and OCD Thoughts and Rituals
Posted by rabbit on Aug 22, 2012
I have taken this brand of 5-HTP for years and it has greatly improved my quality of life. It cured my insomnia and I am now able to sleep through the night. It has helped immensely in lessening my depression. It also helps ease anxiety as well as OCD (Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder) thoughts and rituals. In some ways, it works immediately - The first time that I took the 5-HTP, in about 30 minutes, I felt euphoric - happy, relaxed, and sleepy. I slept through the night, and still do. It was a relief to know that it worked that fast. It takes maybe three to four weeks to notice more permanent changes in mood, like an all-day improvement in depression, instead of the immediate effect that it has after you take it because it is leveling out the seratonin/melatonin levels in the brain. It has been compared to traditional anti-depressants, with relatively no side effects. For a week or two you may have intense and vivid dreams. I also had increased headaches for the first week or two, but after that it significantly reduced my migraines. The recommended time to take 5-HTP is about half an hour to an hour before bedtime. I used to take only 100 mg a day, but have started taking the 200 mg capsules. I don't really notice a huge difference between the two, except that maybe my body tolerates the lower dose better. Sometimes the 200 mg capsule feels like too much and I get tense if I don't get to sleep right away. I fully recommend this product because it really has done wonders for me.
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The Happy Pill
Posted by amyjeans on Mar 07, 2012
My dh and I use this daily, and it keeps our emotions in check.
Product is great.
Posted by Reviewer2349758 on Feb 11, 2012
This product is great.
Posted by Reviewer2525854 on Jan 24, 2012
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