Item: MV1950

5-HTP - Increased Serotonin Levels for Positive Mood

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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. 



5-HTP (Griffonia simplicifolia) powdered extract (seed) 50 mg
Calcium (Dicalcium phosphate) 130 mg
Other Ingredients:  Dicalcium, phosphate, purified water, 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. -

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. -

It does help me sleep and I don't find myself groggy in the mornings. -

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. -

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Details "Amazing"

5htp has helped me so much i suffer from anxiety really bad , been trying to find something to help and i finally have. I swear by this??
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Details "Positive mind"

Helps to have positive thoughts.
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Details "BETTER than other brands"

I was taking another brand of 5-HTP for a few weeks along with the Mars Venus shakes and minerals. Once I tried the Natural Factors brand a few days ago, I cannot believe how great I feel! I really love everything I have that is manufactured by Natural Factors.
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Details "Not good for bipolar people"

I wanted to try this because of the good reviews. Melatonin makes me groggy. I was taking it for about a month and wasn't sleeping well either. I didn't recognize that I was going manic. After I was hospitalized I was still taking it and my pychiatrist said that 5HTTP is a mood elevator and could be what's keeping me from sleeping. I'm sleeping better without it. Sleep is crucial if you are bipola... Read Entire Review
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Details "Refocused my Son"

My son is a twin and suffers from ADHD, we noticed that our normal regiment wasn't quite doing the trick. I saw that Dr. Gray recommended HTP so we added that into his vitamins and within a few days he whole mood, attitude and ability to remember simple directions has improved.
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