I used to suffer from clinical depression, however, for years I didn't respond to any of the conventional medications. After a long research I learned about 5HTP and I have been taking it on and off for 15 years now. I don't suffer from chronic depression anymore but every once in a while I might get an episode here and there, and when that happens I take 5HTP. I take 50mg 1hr before I go to bed with a glass of water (from all the research I have done it's not recommended to have milk because it might interfere with the absorption). From my research it is recommended a person starts taking 50mg for 5 days then if needed go up to 100mg. I have always taken 50mg; it has worked the best for me. I'm not a doctor, but I am a person that knows quite well what it means to suffer from depression for many, many years and when all medications failed, 5HTP always helped me. And the best part is that it's all natural and you see results immediately. Many blessings to you on your journey to recovery. claudia
Posted by AnnaLL on Apr 15, 2013 | Verified Purchase
I have been struggling with depression on and off for more than 10 years. Not wanting to use anti-depressants, I was recommended this by my new Doc. I swear I will kiss him next time I see him; I am feeling SO much better and I am so very very grateful.
Posted by iHerb Customer on Apr 14, 2010 | Verified Purchase
I tried other brands that didn't seem to work. This one works for me.
Posted by iHerb Customer on Jun 22, 2008 | Verified Purchase
This is a brand I've always been able to trust, so thought I'd try it for depression. For anyone who has trouble with melatonin or other drugs (side effects, heart palpatations, nervousness, etc.) as I do, I'd recommend to try 5HTP this way, in a small dosage. I take one capsule in the morning with breakfast and one before bed and find I'm getting more energy, if nothing else. Not sure yet if it's helping a lot with the depression but I am sleeping better. Have to give it a little longer on the depression. Also, do take it with food as it can upset your stomach!
Posted by iHerb Customer on Mar 26, 2010 | Verified Purchase
This is helpful for brain function and mood improvement. I tolerate this brand well. I was not able to use some other forms of 5-HTP.
Posted by ling76 on Mar 26, 2013 | Verified Purchase
This really helps for sleep, but left me very groggy the next day, and also got other side effects.
Posted by iHerb Customer on Jan 02, 2012 | Verified Purchase
This helps anxiety (helping me get off Rx and also for depression (I can't take anti-depressants, so I was stuck with it. Big unexpected bonuses are better sleep AND better daytime energy level. Highly recommend.
Posted by iHerb Customer on Dec 27, 2010 | Verified Purchase
I am a value shopper and so far this is the most for the buck combined with iHerb'com deals on shipping. I take 5HTP as an important part of an overall protocol for late-diseminated lyme and bartonella which effects central nervous system. I take it before bed and it helps moderate sleep.
Posted by iHerb Customer on Dec 22, 2010 | Verified Purchase
This product is on par with the practitioner product I used to buy - at triple the price!
Posted by iHerb Customer on Feb 24, 2009 | Verified Purchase
This helps me sleep...I'm 68 and have been taken off all my hormones and this makes a difference.
Posted by iHerb Customer on Dec 29, 2007 | Verified Purchase
I like this smaller dose because I can use it to help me sleep and do not feel tired in the morning..