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 iHerb Customer on December 13 2007 | Verified Purchase
Helps me sleep deeply without morning grogginess
Posted by iHerb Customer on September 25 2013 | Verified Purchase
I don't know that it has worked as an appetite suppressant, but it has definetly helped me to be in a calm state and help with my anxiety. No side effects that I noticed. I take mine in the morning, since it doesn't seem to make me sleep.
Posted by iHerb Customer on November 14 2007 | Verified Purchase
It is ok for the price, but I don't think it is quite as effective as another brand that I have used, and will go back to.
Posted by iHerb Customer on November 28 2017 | Verified Purchase
I took 50 mg for 4 or 5 days in the evening without any noticeable effect. Didnt lift my mood, which is why I bought it. The last time I took it on a empty stomach, as I read that this was best, and got really sick in my stomach which lasted for days.
Posted by iHerb Customer on February 14 2014 | Verified Purchase
5HTP reliably gives me a quick mood boost, a real saver many times as I'm often low in serotonin. Unfortunately I saw no benefits from this product in particular though I appreciate Now Foods. Best results I've had with Natrol Time Release.
Posted by forthefirstimeinforever on February 8 2014 | Verified Purchase
I took a tablet when I was feeling down/stressed and it didn't have much effect or rather give me more stress/anxiety. I'm taking himalaya stress free supplements too and was test trying both supplements to see which one has a better effect on me. This doesn't work as well as the herbal supplements, in which I have seen drastic improvement in my mood. I might try this again once I can manage my depression after finishing my two months supply of himalaya stress free supplement to give an unbiased review. Will update again after 2mths.
Posted by iHerb Customer on March 17 2018 | Verified Purchase
I am very happy with the results of this product and would recommend it to anyone who required the usage of 5-HTP Thank you Jessica Statton Melbourne Australis
Posted by iHerb Customer on January 17 2018 | Verified Purchase
dobila sam zoloft zbog depresije i nuspojave su bile takve da sam odustala i potražila prirodnu zamjenu. 5htp i iherb su me doslovno spasili još jednom. počela sam sa najmanjom dozom i stanje se popravilo nakon par dana. ova vrsta nema suspojave, ne smeta mi na želudac. pijem ga zajedno sa litij orotatom od 5 mg. jako sam zadovoljna. naručujem ga unapred jer se bojim ostati bez ovih tableta. jako sam zadovoljna.
Posted by iHerb Customer on August 7 2017 | Verified Purchase
this helps with problems getting asleep. And it's a nice and clean product.
Posted by Strelka on April 16 2017 | Verified Purchase
Nezinu kā ar seratonīnu- nav mērīts. Bet miegs ir patiešām labs, ja lieto vakarā. Un pēc laika var pamanīt, ka kopumā noskaņojums ir mierīgāks.