60 capsules. 50 mg per capsule.
5-HTP helps you feel better during the day and sleep better at night.
5-HTP is a dietary supplement for use as an antidepressant, appetite suppressant, and sleep aid. In fact, several studies have demonstrated the effectiveness of 5-HTP in the treatment of depression.
Research has shown that 5-HTP helps to:
• Promote a balanced stress response.
• Support restful sleep.
• Maintain mental and emotional well-being.
• Support stable mood.
Hydroxytryptophan (5-HTP), also known as oxitriptan (INN), is a naturally occurring amino acid and chemical precursor as well as a metabolic intermediate in the biosynthesis of the neurotransmitters serotonin and melatonin from tryptophan.
5-HTP is the nutrient precursor to the neurotransmitter serotonin - widely known as the "happy neurotransmitter" - meaning 5-HTP converts directly into serotonin in the brain. As well as being in our bodies, it's found naturally in the seeds of a woody shrub native to West Africa. By taking it as a supplement, you can end up with more serotonin in your brain. Raising its levels seems to help brain cells send and receive chemical messages, which in turn boosts mood.
The statements and products referred to throughout this site have not been evaluated by the FDA. They are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease. They are the expressed opinion of John Gray for the sole purpose of educating the public regarding their health, happiness and improved quality of relationships. Individual results may vary. Seek the advice of a competent health care professional for your specific health concerns.
5-HTP (Griffonia simplicifolia) powdered extract (seed) 50 mg
Calcium (Dicalcium phosphate) 130 mg
microcrystalline cellulose, aqueous coating solution (purified water, ethylcellulose, medium chain triglycerides[coconut], oleic acid, carbohydrate gum [cellulose], glycerin, sodium alginate stearic acid, magnesium stearate (vegetable grade)
Take 1 capsule of 5-HTP daily with food.
When starting, try to ease your body into taking 5-HTP by taking a small dose. Start with 50mg doses, three times per day. Take it 20-30 minutes before meals. If you don’t think 50 mg is working, speak with your doctor about potentially increasing the dose. While it may take a 2-3 weeks to really feel a difference, you should not take the supplement longer than 12 weeks.
I tried the non coated 5-HTP capsules and they seemed to work, but then later they started to upset my stomache. I read about the Enteric Coated tablets and thought I would give them a try. They work very well without upsetting my stomache no matter what time of day I take them. - Amazon.com
I started taking them for Migraines / Tension Headaches and I noticed that after about 2-3 weeks of taking just 50 mgs per day, my headaches were almost non-exisistant. They have reduced in number tremendously. I went from having 2 -3 headaches a week to one about every 3 weeks. I will definately be sticking to this brand of 5-HTP. - Amazon.com
It does help me sleep and I don't find myself groggy in the mornings. - Amazon.com
Nothing I dislike about this product I have a short fuse, i get annoyed at the little things, and constantly snap over stupid minoot issues. I've been using this for 2 months now and can say it HONESTLY DOES WORK!! I'm still me, but I dont have the agitation anymore, it's nice. - Amazon.com