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- Dietary Supplement
- Science-Based Nutrition
- Helps Maintain Mental and Emotional Well-Being
- Suitable for Vegetarians
5-HTP (5-hydroxy L-tryptophan) is a naturally occurring metabolite of the amino acid tryptophan. 5-HTP is converted in the brain to serotonin, a neurotransmitter substance found at the junctions (synapses) between neurons. 5-HTP helps maintain mental and emotional well-being and promotes healthy sleep. Doctor's Best 5-HTP is extracted from the seeds of the Griffonia simplicifolia plant
Take 1 capsule two or three times daily, with or without food
Modified cellulose (vegetarian capsule), rice powder, magnesium stearate (vegetable source).
Contains nothing other than listed ingredients.
Best 5-HTP is tested to ensure that it does not contain "Peak X"
Caution: Not to be used when taking MAO inhibitors, selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRSs), or other anti-depressant medications. It should also not be used by individuals taking any of the category of medications known as "triptans".
Keep out of reach of children.
|Serving Size: 1 capsule|
|Servings per container: 10 servings|
|Amount per serving||%Daily Value|
|5-hydroxy L-tryptophan||100 mg||†|
|† Daily Value not established.|
If you would have asked me about this product 6 months ago, I would have given it 5 stars. It puts you to sleep like a baby and you will remember your dreams. I loved that part of this supplement. I even requested that my husband get off prozac, as you can't take with most anti depressants. At first, he too slept well and had bountiful energy. After a few months, I noted that he was very angry all the time and he said the same about me. I even purchased a book solely dedicated to 5htp and read a lot but not all of the book. My husband finally went off the 5htp for 2 months, while I increased my dose from night time only, to a morning dose as well. I was furious with the world. I hated. I actually felt hate in my heart. My husband tried it once more last night and this morning. He came home from work early because he was so angry he wanted to tell everyone off and felt that if he did not come home he would explode and say or do something that was not him, then he remembered he had added the 5htp. Needless to say, no more 5htp unless, I just can't fall asleep, knowing that the next day I will be angry
I tired this 2 days in a row, first night I couldn't sleep and I do sleep well normally, so as I'm a sucker I tried it the next day and couldn't sleep that night either. The third day I didn't take it and I slept 10 1/2 hrs straight through. Judge for yourself but I love my sleep so these are going in the bin.
Posted by JOSPHH on Dec 11, 2015
I feel nothing
gave me stomach unrest...
Posted by PracticalReviews on Oct 26, 2013
i tried it several times and each time i got stomach unrest and none of the benefits of relaxing or sleeping aid that it suppose to give,i tried different dosages each time,i guess HTP is not for me at all...you are welcome to rate & read my other reviews
Doctor's Best 5 HTP
Posted by Reviewer2784441 on May 24, 2013
Posted by RomStayn on Feb 16, 2013
excellent lowers appetite